When you practice Love First Principles, you are so committed to the feeling of Love, that you choose the loving thought, even in the face of someone who is angry with you, or who is treating you unkindly, love for YOURSELF and THEM. Arguments escalate by two parties choosing to continue to engage.
We used to be governed by a sense of decorum, what was appropriate and inappropriate in polite society. Speaking up and telling the truth is a good thing, of course, but we used to stop short of ridicule and cruelty. Unfortunately, the invisibility of social media has lowered our sense of self-restraint because there are few real consequences for saying anything that comes to mind. We can change the dialogue, one by one, if we begin each day committing to LOVE FIRST.
“Today I will choose to Love First and let those principles guide my conversations and interactions with others.”