Be Kind we are told.
Respond in Love they say.
Turn the other cheek our elders taught us.
“When they go low, you go high.” says Former First Lady Michelle Obama to the masses.
With passion at a 2016 Democratic Convention, Mrs. Obama shared how she teams up with her husband, President Barack Obama, to instill in her children the best response to verbal negative attacks…
“…when someone is cruel or acts like a bully you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is: when they go low, we go high…”
That is easy to say Mrs. Obama our Queen, yet indeed challenging to do in the heat of the moment!
Have you ever noticed that a cheating lover or spouse, or a messy friend or family member, will have the most untimely moment when their wrongdoing and hateful behavior is revealed?!
Or have you noticed that times of racial tension, across our nation, usually hits each American without so much as a 15 minute warning?!
In order to operate in the essence of being kind, or going high when they go low, many of us passionate folks out there will need a HUGE 3 DAY WARNING (at least!!) in order to fully prepare our minds to be rational, kind and respond in Love while under the attack of hurtful relationship behavior, messy gossip or hateful racist bigotry!!
Do you comprehend the behavior of passionate people? Passionate people are most often the guilty persons who ‘go LOW’, when low acting people, relentlessly provoke them!
An Elite Daily article says,
“Passionate people lead significantly different lives from their less-than-enthusiastic counterparts.”
Do you comprehend at least that? Passionate people do NOT respond how others respond!!
Now although a well-learned passionate individual fully understands the importance of daily work at meditation, self-care and counseling for mental strength, it doesn’t mean that heated moments will not sometimes get the best of them!!
Passionate people fully grasp that perfection is a state of mind and NOT reality.
Passionate people prepare for possible dark life moments by expecting the worse and the sigh of relief when the day ends at their best!!
Passionate people are capable of holding their own and owning their bad moments.
Passionate people are to be admired in the resilient lives that they live daily.
So yes…Be Kind.
It works for some to hold in their real emotions and put on a facade of Love and Happiness for all each day….and then there are passionate people, those who many of you count on to be the FACE of ‘Tell it Like It T-I-Is!!’ …people who are just as kind and loving as you are, yet they are willing to go to Verbal war when buttons are pushed because they have MASTERED the art of forgiving themselves when they go one, two or ONE HUNDRED words past what opinionated folks in society feel that they should have said!!!
So yassss, Be Kind my Passionate sister and brotherhood….HOWEVER, do NOT ever feel guilt….to some point of a lifetime of regret…for using YOUR VOICE and speaking your mind at the right time!!
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