I discovered this quote tonight:
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~Viktor Frankl*
When we are triggered, this space barely exists. It flashes by in an instant. Imagine the changes we will see when we learn to increase the length of this space between stimulus and response so that we can consciously respond instead of react. The reward will be more self-control and contentment.
Thanks to Katie Duke for leading our conversation into themes like this today. I am so grateful for your friendship and insight.
*The quote is allegedly by Viktor Frankl. viktorfrankl.org/e/quote_stimulus.html