Beloved, there are days when you are stretched beyond your endurance, and you really have to slow down and cool down. If you have a limit, then stay within your limit.
If you need more rest, get more rest. If you need peace and quiet, give yourself more peace and quiet. You know enough not to speed on the highway. Then also know enough not to go beyond the speed limit in your life. When you feel pressured, reduce the pressure. What I say to you is: “Peace be unto to you.”
When you need to cool off, cool off. When you need to lean back, lean back. It isn’t for you to get hot under the collar. When enough is enough, it is enough. Be your own referee. Don’t extend beyond your own grace. Take a break from over-extending yourself. When you are due to give life a break, give life a break.
Resurrect peace to the world. Don’t find yourself rubbing the world the wrong way. When you are required to bring peace to the world, give the world all the peace it needs. Don’t flare up.
No matter how right you are, no matter how belied you may actually be, straighten up your boat.
When water for tea is already boiling, turn the burner down. You don’t keep the water boiling until the water burns out the pot. You don’t want your water to boil to a frenzy. Nor do you want to lose your cool. Your whole life doesn’t have to be about how you feel.
Keep the peace. Be in peace. You gain nothing by lighting yourself on fire. Nor do you have the right. You are meant to be a peace-giver. Make a truce with peace. Declare it. Wave a peace flag. What are you thinking? By whose authority do you rage? Not by Mine. Stay calm. Stay within the bounds of human compassion. Think before you despair. Find a way to cease from lashing out in despair. You are not a tyrant, nor do you want to look like one. By what divine right do you fly off the handle?
Support life. Support the demise of anger and don't increase debate.
What are you thinking, or what are you not thinking? It’s not for you to raise the temperature of the world. Moderate the temperature of the world.
Be a force for good even when you are upset. Make no error. Start off on the right foot.
Mend your emotional ways. Learn a new thing or two. Don’t play all your emotional cards at once. One way or another, you are heard and by those who don’t have to hear you. Why does anyone have to hear you spout? Is there an advantage?
By and large, no matter what state of emotion you seemingly find yourself in, you put yourself there. You did it. You conspired against yourself. It may well be a fine how-do-you-do, yet you conspired against yourself. You are the one who stepped in the pothole.
This isn’t about self-blame. This is about claiming self-responsibility. It’s the reverse of sniffling. It is about honesty. It’s about forthrightness. It’s not about pointing a finger at another. True, another may bug you mercilessly, yet you took it on. You are the one bugged.
When you lash out, you ruin your whole day. You sure aren’t pinning medals on your lapel.
You are somewhat abashed. Let this be an end to such frustration. Who is your life up to if not you?
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