When it comes to security–no, not border security–when it comes to protecting ourselves from the onslaught of BS from our critics and the less than optimal circumstances of life and our surroundings, we need to develop a “cognitive security” plan.
We need a buffer, a philosophical fire-wall, a cognitive security routine that can act as a fall back for us. When our heart kicks in, we need to cover its back!
In those moments when you feel under assault from the jack-asses in your life, ever wonder if you are being a bit too touchy, too sensitive, too susceptible, too thin-skinned, too downright vulnerable to the “pun cushion” mindset?
That people are petty, that some circumstances just suck…outside of you control. What you can regulate though is your openness to pettiness and less that perfect circumstances and scenarios.
I do it with one question.
“Am I being vulnerable or venerable? ”
In that moment when the words or actions of another begin to grab your mind, ask yourself…
“Am I going to respond from my marrow, as my inner Super Hero or from the shallow end of my ego?”
In that split second, decide…which part of you will decide and then respond accordingly.
Your heart will thank you for it!!