March 26, 2018: Part IV: Courage

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. Viktor Frankl

Whoever we are, we share life, death, happiness, sadness, and struggle as common ground. When we decide to judge ourselves or others, shouldn’t we recognize the space between the stimulus and the response? Isn’t it in that space where we find the courage to thrive, not in the civil or governmental stimulus/response about who or what is usurping our freedom?

2 Responses so far.

  1. Edgar says:

    Very stoic like. There’s no denying that we have emotional responses, but we also have that free will or space in between to choose how to direct that emotion. I say might as well direct it in a way to practice patience, virtue, humility, etc. A good strategy to turn your “obstacles” upside down. Love this reminder!

    • Travis Gibbs says:

      Greetings Edgar!

      A response includes emotions and managing responses is sometimes the only thing that can be managed. And as you noted, sometimes being between this and that, is the best way to find proper managing strategies.

      Doesn’t always work perfectly–at least for me, but the space is always there…

      I trust all is well!

      Best,
      Travis

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