Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
When we are confronted with the joys and challenges of our existence, we always have a choice – we can harden ourselves against the experience, or soften into it.
‘If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.’
It was the beginning of the fourth set, and the veteran tour player was finding it increasingly difficult to control his frustration as the young upstart broke his serve and then held with ease.