Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity.
~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
This is true. The more aware I’ve become, the slower time seems to go. That gives me the opportunity to act to a situation rather than react. Making my choices meaningful and thought out and not reactive and repetitive.