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Defense is Attack

Defense is always the first act of war … It’s when I think I need to protect myself from you that I strike out – feeling justified & vindicated. But in reality I’ve just invited you to a fight. When I react defensively, you will perceive attack. The war escalates from there. Blessings, Lynne

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When We React Negatively ….

Remember that stressful reaction only distracts us from the awakening message sent through the stressful circumstances we encounter …. When we react negatively or defensively we aggravate and prolong painful situations and interaction. Instead, we can learn to observe the stories that get triggered by the external events in our lives and question them. We can learn to trust that there are no mistakes –

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Negative Reaction Distracts & Prolongs Difficulty

Remember that stressful reaction only distracts us from the awakening message sent through the stressful circumstances we encounter …. When we react negatively or defensively we aggravate and prolong painful situations and interaction. Instead, we can learn to observe the stories that get triggered by the external events in our lives and question them. We can learn to trust that there are no mistakes –

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Self Forgiveness

Yes … It is our strong negative reactions towards others that gives us a “visceral view” of our feelings towards ourselves. Our reactions show us where forgiveness is needed. Forgiveness of the other… yes, but that will come automatically as we focus our attention on forgiving ourselves. Forgiving ourselves for what? Perhaps we have not forgiven ourselves for choices made back when we were inexperienced

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When Others Are Affected by Our Moods ….

So, ok … folks:) let’s talk about this relationship idea that says, “My partner SHOULD be supportive and understanding when I’m in a down place ….”. As one client said; “It’s one thing to take care of our own moods, but then there’s being in a relationship with someone who is affected by our moods and “throws it back at us”. If I’m in a

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