In the space between stimulus and response - is choice.
So often we just do the first thing that comes into our minds. In fact, sometimes our response never even registers in our mind. We just react, and then react to the reactions of others.
There is another way. We can choose not to react. We can choose not to act at all. We can accept, experience, think, then choose our response. I'm inspired by that possibility. There is freedom in that space where choice lies.