It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test … Continue reading Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. - Thomas MertonHow do we build "keen awareness" in our work to get skilled in practicing compassion? Last post I talked about why … Continue reading Working On Compassion
Intention as Jim Carrey says is everything. Nothing happened on this planet that has been accomplished has ever been accomplished with out intention. 5 minute vid to watch. Check it out. https://youtu.be/8qSTHPABoHc Lets take a page from this premise and loosen up for this week's theme on intention. Like Jim did, lets take a pad … Continue reading Hello Arete, Meet My Potential
Hello 👋🏻 It's great to be back from vacation in Hawaii. I had a lot of time to just listen to myself and reflect. I completely disconnected from work and blogging. I believe you have to take a break from what you're good at, to find how to be great at it when you come … Continue reading Addressing the Gap
Take three breaths, in and then out. That's about 4 seconds. Our brains scientifically need 1-2 seconds for an urge to react to move past our amygdala (our monkey or reptile brains) and reach our prefrontal cortex where rational thought can take over. Today's world, the action now world, makes this super hard. We've been … Continue reading 4 Seconds
Using the back and white picture I took above, what do you imagine it smelled like? What colors do you think you'd see? How would the seats feel? What about the temperature? You think it's cold out? What sounds would be heard? I've learned that people will forgive what you said, people will forgive what … Continue reading Sensory Markers Are Keys to Avoiding Groundhog Day Syndrome
What's the worst thing you've ever been challenged with? I mean something that when you were done going through the grinder, it changed you, you were not the same as you came out the other end? The suck zone. It's those moments feel like you just ate. We don't have enough of them. True defining … Continue reading Eat Dirt
The simple answer is no obviously. Even if you thought there was some creative way to do it, you wouldn't be able to. New sediments come in and out. The waters we first step in move on and each time we go in, it's different water we step into. It's not possible. So, why do … Continue reading Can You Step Into the Same River Twice?
No it's not a actual word. We need to make sure we don't lose the ability to forget what we sometimes learn. Our minds are sponges through out the day and tend to pick up like Bounty paper towels everything it comes into contact with. Most of the time they are all ready-made assumptions. Even … Continue reading Forgettery
We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are. - Anaïs Nin There is so stinking much advice out there. There is a platform out there that just about anyone can get an audience in. I know that platform as I use it, so this is a tough post to put up. … Continue reading Who to Follow?