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Proactive Vs. Preemptive

Few of us have the option to go to the top of a mountain and hide away from the world. We must interact with society and live  "everyday" lives outside of our spiritual practice. The key to survival in the "real" world, is to be proactive rather than preemptive. When you behave preemptively, you expect danger, negativity and fear. You may even lash out at another to keep them from emotionally attacking you. Being preemptive is walking around with a closed posture, not smiling and feeling constantly judged and under scrutiny. This is the way of the victim. It is much more powerful to be proactive. Walk with your shoulders back, head high and smiling. It feels better and is...

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