Between being peaceful and centered and making sure to speak up for yourself and protect yourself in difficult situations?
While I was away my guests and myself were treated very rudely by someone who I considered a long time friend. As the situation unfolded I was unsure what to do… I feel like I am trying to be a more peaceful person, someone who is slow to speak and wise with words. I am trying to be more understanding and “a perfect example of synchronicity and flow” but how do I do that and still let this person know that they have hurt me, or overstepped a boundary?
Where is the balance here? I did address the situation in the end, and I was proud of myself for the way I did it. I remained calm, I started by expressing my appreciation of the positive relationship I had with that person and then my concern for the way the situation was handled. They did apologize but it was icy and when I saw them again the next day they were still very reserved.
I guess I’m realizing once again that it’s a journey and it’s not a quick sprint to the final destination of perfect peace. I’m also learning these past few weeks that it’s not about the answers (much to my frustration) 🙂 but about the questions and the curiosity.
I would love to know how you figure out the balance between these two and how you have addressed difficult situations in positive ways!
Today’s Balance: “I love myself enough to respect myself and others in difficult situations”
Tomorrow: Collecting Heroes (that’s all of you!)