Having heard this one before and liking it, I was led to listen to it again. Dorothy explains our behaviors consist of our actions & reactions. The difference jumped out at me.
Our re-actions are our conditioned responses to others & situations. Typically done without Thinking, at least without “consciously” Thinking.
Our sub-conscious mind is a powerful but tricky piece of equipment. On one hand it controls our heartbeat, our digestion and all other involuntary bodily functions (thank goodness).
On the other hand it contains all the Beliefs that were born or conditioned into us at an early age as well as what we have chosen to Believe or trained ourselves to Know thru trial & error & education.
Thus, all our reactions come from our subconscious mind without us really Thinking about them. Right or wrong, helpful or hurtful, Beneficial or Detrimental. And it is so fast that we “react without thinking” literally.
Dorothy encourages us to Consciously Think about the stimulus so we can Choose how we want to Act. Think about it from several angles so we can act based on Truth, not preconditioned Beliefs that may or may not be true.
We can only re-act as well as our Inherited Tendencies & Childhood Conditioning were programmed into us. But, we can learn to ‘Act’ from the higher places of Truth, Love, Peace & Compassion by Thinking! Think higher thoughts and you can ‘Act’ from a higher place for the greater good or what I call The BOM (The Betterment Of Mankind). After all we are all Act-ors and all the world a stage!