I have given up the reactive,
for being prompted to behave
a certain way and responding
with like for like reduces me to
a machine: manipulated for a certain
outcome, when the output that I
really want should be under my control.
So I will behave with clarity, cool as
a breeze on hot day, and not enter
the fighting ring but be still, living
the belief that I can maintain
serenity even when provoked.