We feed the wolf of love with heart and with hope. We feed this wolf by sustaining our sense of what's good in other people, what's good in ourselves, what's already good in our world, and what could be even better in a world we can build together.
On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What's in your own backpack? If you're like most of us, you've got too many items on each day's to-do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements with other people. And too many worries, guilts, and regrets.
With time and a little practice, you will find yourself "speaking wisely" without consciously thinking about it. You might be amazed at the powerful, assertive ways you can communicate within the frame of these six guidelines.
I'm tired of the widespread meme -- "in these dark times" -- however it gets expressed. It's ignorant, defeatist, and often used to further an agenda. Every time in human history has been dark in some regards.
Dr. Hanson's research shows that our mind can literally affect the brain, meaning the thoughts we cultivate actually change the physical makeup of the brain in the same way physical exercise builds particular muscles.
When we encounter someone, usually the mind automatically slots the person into a category: man, woman, your friend Tom, the kid next door, etc. Watch this happen in your own mind as you meet or talk with a co-worker, salesclerk or family member.