Many things we say and do are instant reactions to something we've just experienced. By reacting so quickly, we lose the opportunity to take in these experiences more fully.
The discipline of waiting and witnessing often yields whole new ways of being.
For one day, before saying or doing anything, allow yourself a brief pause.
While waiting, pay very close attention to the thoughts that cross your mind and to the physical and emotional sensations in your body.
Note everything you come across, without analysis or judgment.
Does this delay change anything about how you eventually respond?
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