top of page

Get diya posts in your inbox


Stop reacting. Start responding.

Do you react to overbearing and insensitive behaviour of others? Some easy tips to help you respond in these difficult situations…

We meet people from all walks of life. Most are polite and nice. But from time to time we come across some who allow their ego to get the better of them. They react to every thought and emotion they experience and this results in them saying hurtful comments or behaving insensitively towards others.

How other people behave is their choice. We can't change others, we can only change ourselves. It is easy to react and say something equally hurtful or insensitive back. But if we are to grow spiritually, we must view this opportunity as a test and strive to pass it by responding rather than reacting.

Never reply when you are angry. Never make a promise when you are happy. Never make a decision when you are sad.

It is important to understand that every soul is at a different stage of their journey to enlightenment. They are unaware of how entrenched they are in the third-dimension earthly plane. They live in a world of duality, where everything is either good or bad. They believe in separate consciousness. Above all, they define themselves through their mind and body. So, they are completely unaware of their ego running amok over their life.

You, on the other hand, are loving and inquisitive. Curious to know if there is more to life than meets the eye. Many of you have even experienced moments in the fifth dimension, where only love and peace resides. There is no good or bad, there just is and each moment is perfect. You believe in unity consciousness and doing things for the greater good of humanity. Above all, you define yourself through the infinite love and wisdom of your soul. You realise you are not your thoughts and emotions, but an observer of them.

As I master my body and mind, I begin to see things not as they appear, but as they truly are. I react less and respond better. – Brahma Kumaris

Once you understand they hate because they live in the third dimension of the ego and you are love because you live in the fifth dimension of the soul, having the discipline to stay grounded, lead by example and respond rather than react to their behaviour becomes easier.

Firstly, give yourself time to think. Imagine it was your younger self giving you this hurtful response. What would you say? How can you respond with love & kindness to help them understand, learn and ascend?

Secondly, show compassion. You know how easy it is to get sucked in by your ego and react to your thoughts and emotions. Silently ask the universe to show them a better way to live…

Have you found this advice helpful? How have you responded to someone’s hurtful or insensitive behaviour? Please share your advice and suggestions.

May the infinite love of this universe always bless you

Anita Anand



bottom of page