“Choosing not to act on an angry impulse and to feel the pain that lies beneath it is a very courageous thing to do.” -Gary Zukav
I’ve got a dear friend who has a very patient husband. He’s there when she’s sweet and loving, and he’s there when she’s petulant and argumentative. My friend, and I say this with love, is moody. She’s lucky to have found a man who rides the wave as he does. He lives by a code, while mood still dictates her behavior. Here’s what I’ve offered her…and you.
We all have the choice to live by our mood or live by our code. Living by our mood means arguing and criticizing when we feel argumentative and critical. Living by our code means deciding in advance how we’re going to treat others, no matter how we feel. Yes, it’s a harder choice, but it lacks the negative consequences of the easy one. Do you have a code?
Listen to this week’s podcast above (or on your iPod) about how to develop and live from a code.
PS. I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT YOUR CODE OF CONDUCT. PLEASE SHARE IT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW! AND THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING SO MUCH TO OUR LIVING IN THE PRESENT PROGRAM THIS MONTH!