The Space

Between stimulus and response there is a space

I must pause for reflection in that place

Before an appropriate response I formulate

Instead of regretting my knee-jerk reaction too late..


There is always a pause, albeit small

That can be used to think, to stall

A response after a stimulus reaches you

It is better to try to think through

Most situations before jumping ahead

Hold yourself back for a moment instead..


Especially in the midst of an argument

Letting words loose without waiting a moment

To reflect on what you are going to say

Can snowball into a disaster any day

Harsh words cannot come back once spoken

They leave behind them relationships broken


Between the stimulus and its response, therefore

Pause for a moment, reflect some more..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

One thought on “The Space

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: