The aim of dialogue is not for everyone to finish up and leave the room with the same opinion. Far more important is our shared state of mind. When everyone suspends their assumptions and opinions, we share a common consciousness.
What helps me: asking better questions, returning to the present moment, and remembering the Serenity Prayer.
Surprisingly, it’s often possible to reduce a 50,000- or 100,000-word book to a single page or paragraph of pure power. That’s enough to capture the essence that matters to you.
When your motivation is low, says psychologist BJ Fogg, go for easy behaviors. When motivation is high, do harder things.
Slogans can be powerful tools for immediately refocusing our attention and changing our behavior.
Thoughts come and go. Feelings arise and fade. But none of them need to stop you from living a life based on your values.
This psychologist urges us to scale down our grandiose plans for behavior change, start with small changes that scale up over time, and celebrate success at every step.
There’s a peace that comes to pass when we let go of our absolute and irrational demands.