Mindful Doodles #107:
An older man who looked like he had a speech impediment, walked to the start of a taxi queue. He started talking about how he was sick with a stomach upset, and needed to take a cab immediately. He could have been intoxicated, except for the absence of the smell of alcohol. Some people at the front of the line were disgusted as they turned away from him. They ignored him. By so doing, they gave him leeway to take his place at the front of the queue.
Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.
Why be mindful? By paying time and attention to a disturbing stimulus, you deal with it. It ceases to be new and disruptive to you. You have released anxiety. You have greatly reduced your mental stress.
Mindful Thought of the Day:
If you fear confrontation, you allow the offender get away with it, along with renewed confidence to re-commit the same misdeed. On the other hand, would you forgive the trespasser?
Writing prompt “forgive“.