I've made that my mantra for the last number of years. But sometimes I fail and go for the easy way, at least with some relationships.
"Be soft like water and be a powerful force." "Turn the other cheek. "
Honestly I try. Then I get weak and allow my ego to get the best of me. I say words. I poke the bear. I make it worse.
So I'm going to try once again to be quiet, turn the other cheek. This isn't giving up or in. I will continue to try to do right. I will continue to love all. No it's not easy.
Life has its way.