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A Bigger Container

On Jun 23, 2015 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

 A bigger container = the awareness to allow oneself to step outside of oneself and observe in a nonjudgemental state. I have felt this most often in relationship to those with whom I have difficulty; for example someone who is hurting and lashing out. I can either get caught up in it or I can take a moment, stop, think and realize their lashing out is most likely coming from hurting. Then I can respond with compassion rather than responding back with any hurt or anger myself. I also remind myself when I become angry in a situation, to do my best to stop and think and then realize in that moment I am the one hurting and to try to let it go. Sometimes easier said than done, but awareness is the key. ;) thanks!

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