"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." ~ Lao Tzu
To respond thoughtfully takes intentionality and time, e.g., to calm, find rest, or the collecting of ourselves so as to move beyond reactivity or impulsivivity.
· Being reflectively thoughtful and collaborative with others
· Openness to ambiguity, mystery, and uncertainty resulting in mindfulness and imagination opening up the way to serendipity and hope vs. fixation on concreteness
· Acknowledgement of human and systemic fragility, rigidity, anxiety; ergo self-differentiation resulting in compassion