This quote from Eckhart Tolle takes us back to some recent posts on compassion. In this season of family, travel, and other tests of patience, it’s helpful to keep in mind that the energy we put out doesn’t really stay out. Your reactions become a part of you, and can even serve to strengthen that response reflex within you. It’s interesting to notice what irritates you sometimes, as it can tell you a bit about yourself — if you’re willing to be honest. Regardless, as you zoom about this season, be sure to take some deep breaths and when you can, react intentionally. What you choose to respond to becomes a part of you.