Tuesday, October 25

More Drama Than a Movie

This scene is nothing compared to what happened tonight
     I'm happy that we've crossed the 20,000 views threshold in this inn. It tells me this place is meeting needs of the guests who drop by. Hey, give me your best shot, let me know issues you'd like to see
discussed here.  If I can be of help, I will.

     Monday night provided another humdinger experience. Just what I needed to revitalize myself after being up  since 4:00 a.m.

     I chaired a meeting. A member wanted to express his concerns. As he did so another individual took offense, not allowing him to finish his comments. The fur flew. A heavy wooden chair got tossed over in the dustup, obscenities expressed by the agitated person; she yelled too. You can see how well I direct a meeting.I'm grateful for Emotional Aikido, though it takes time and discipline to exercise it during the volatile moment.

    During the real-life drama (and here I thought they only happen in movies) I felt I was back in a psychiatric hospital. I worked in one for nine years, in a previous professional incarnation. (See the About the Author tab.)  One thing I learned back then was to observe without judgment, to respond, not react and breathe.

    I might write more about tonight, tomorrow, after getting rest.  I'm tired.

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Quotes from the Posts

"I'm mindful that our thoughts affect the words we use, our words influence our actions, our actions shape our character and our character determines our destiny."

From "My Character Determines My Destiny." To read it, please click here.

"Progress not perfection, is better than no progress at all, especially when we're trying to rid ourselves from unwelcome dragons that dwell within the closets of our soul."

From, "Still Learning" which, within four days, became the most popular post
written. To read it, please click here.

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its trouble, but it does empty today of its strength"
From the post: "Life Is Not a Correspondence Program." Click here to read it.

"Even though we cannot control our circumstances, we can control how we choose to respond to them."

From, "Handling Stress and Dealing With an Emotional Bully."Click here to read this post.

"Nope, being busy isn't exciting. Boring is good. Because boring is not boring; boring is being healthy, living a balanced life that has serenity"

From: "Do You Know What It Means If You Are Too Busy?" For more, please click here.