No one can make you feel good or bad without your approval. People can make you feel good or bad to the extent you allow them to.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom to choose and an opportunity to grow.
Between what happens to us and our reaction to it there is a space. We can stop and think what would be the best way to react.
Animals have no space. They react right away.
Written by Akrura dasa Conscious Coaching