Do you react to someone from a place of fear, hurt, anger, or insecurity? Or do you respond from a place of inner peace and kindness?
Use this challenge to increase your kindness.
Life is easier when I follow this challenge. But I'm human, and I had moments recently where I faltered and was not kind at the moment. I'm good at using guilt. Thankfully I don't use it as much as I used to, but sometimes it comes out when I feel hurt by someone close to me. I'm aware of it as soon as I use it and apologize.
Making someone feel guilty isn't going to help change the situation. It only makes the other person dislike themselves more, and that isn't conducive to real change.
I use this challenge when I'm in conflict, not to condone someone's actions, but to help myself. It helps me chill, it soothes me, and it helps create more inner peace. I work on taking a step back and remembering to look at this person how the higher power would.
I do this not to overlook what someone has done or said, but to remind myself that my reaction is a reflection of me.
What's a better reaction than a reaction that's a reflection of your higher power working through you?
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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