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. â€¨-Viktor E. Frankl
It is often an automatic process … conditioned from childhood where we picked up the habits of our primary caregivers.
Reactors walk around with a chip on their shoulder as they are always waiting for the next thing or person to grumble or complain about.
Like a dead fish at the mercy of the river, reactors will allow life’s challenges to drag them along with the current. And because their happiness is dependent on everyone else’s behaviors, happiness often eludes them.
Creators know that blame and resentment are futile. Rather than seeing other people or events as the source of their problems, creators look inside as they seek creative and empowered solutions for the issues at hand.Â Like a live fish forging his way through the river as he jumps and glides over rocks and twigs, creators make their way with intelligence, wisdom and creativity.Â Creators are easily spotted by their radiant glow of peace and well-being.Â So, what about you? â€¨Are you a reactor or a creator?
In every moment I get to choose my responses to life.
I catch myself as I react and choose to respond instead.
Creative solutions are always at hand.
I choose to see problems as possibilities.
I live life as a conscious creator.
As I take responsibility for my own life my life improves dramatically.
I am creative, resourceful and empowered!
Brenda Strausz is a holistic psychotherapist in the Detroit Metro area. She blends conventional and alternative techniques as she helps people to live with more ease, joy and freedom.