A few months back, I went through an emotionally painful experience that provoked a'lotta rage & the desire for REVENGE.
Revenge energy is something I was familiar with as a hasty teen - but not now!!
Not as a “conscious LEADER”.
I was 100% caught in the riptide of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
My brain was orchestrating some serious ideas and taking me on a RIDE of all sorts of ways I could “make this person pay”.
It was not fun. It felt compulsive. I was not my best self.
V said to me, calmly, and without judgement:
“If you went through with doing this, as a way to get revenge, think about _________ and what she would think if she found out you did this?” (she name dropped one of our students).
In that moment, almost as if she waved a magic wand, the desire for revenge immediately dissipated.
The rampant thoughts of (admittedly ingenious) revenge ideas completely vanished.
The spin stopped, and all desire for 'making this...