Patrea King’s memoir, Up Until Now, quote Dr Jerry Jampolsky
I can always perceive anger in myself or in others as a call for help, rather than as an attack.
She asks: Can we look past frayed tempers and harsh words rather than hurling back a defence that serves only to escalate the upset? [Can we] choose peace rather than conflict, peace rather than being right, peace rather than a cure, peace rather than hanging on to what has become second nature to us?
She suggests that ‘the peace that passes all understanding is attainable for each of us’.
When I don’t choose peace, remind me of this dear friends.