"Laughter is a feather. Anger is a brick."
~ Terri Guillemets ~
On any given day,
A handful of situations might arise
To raise our pulse
And our ire.
Something unpleasant to deal with
could come in the form of an email,
Or a phone call,
Or a report on the news.
And the question is,
How do we keep these happenings
From stealing our peace?
How do we let them go?
Primarily, I suppose,
We have to watch our mind's desire to
Be interested in them, and start weaving
A complex narrative
With layers of meaning, and plans of retribution.
And breathing helps.
And listening and looking and getting
Fully present in the moment.
Life will trigger us.
When it does,
Even in testy situations, I keep my cool.