Sometimes, no matter how hard you try you end up in a situation that can be testing. Our Practice At a Glance steps are aimed to help you keep acting wisely in a tough situation. Next time you find yourself in a challenging situation, remember these five simple, easy to follow steps to respond mindfully rather than react:
- Immediately on entering a challenging situation, the first thing to do is slow down, so you can see effectively and not be pulled into reaction.
- Take a moment to explore the terrain of the situation, ideally using both logic and feeling.
- When you find sufficient clarity or begin to get caught in loops of hesitation, it’s time to act, which requires a leap.
- When you act boldly there will be a feeling of resistance in different forms, so to complete what you started you need to relax, reaffirm your original intention, and hold your course.