Monday, August 22, 2016

Day 1155: Posture and Patterns

Something I've noticed is how changing my posture is very similar to changing a deeply ingrained behavioural, response or thought pattern.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Day 1154: Because I Said So

We all know what it feels like to want to be in control of something or someone. We feel like there's no time to explain ourselves to someone, or that they probably don't have the capacity to understand us. Funnily enough, we continue to try to control even when we can see that the consequences are less than ideal. There is a better way to direct and support each other - it just takes a little patience and effort to change our behavior.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Day 1152: The Meaning in Speaking

Just because someone is speaking doesn't mean that they are saying anything of meaning or worth. Salespeople especially are good at "talking you into things" by using trigger words and terms that make people feel a certain way, or create doubt and uncertainty within people. We have the response-ability to change how we respond within ourselves to these sales techniques.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Day 1151: Not Good Enough

I often feel like there simply isn't enough time in a day to do all the things I need to do. Beneath that experience is a frustration and an expectation that I should be doing better. What's the solution? Do what I can, when I can, as best as I can.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Day 1150: The Challenges of Communication

It is so easy to react to someone when you are talking. It is so easy to tell yourself why they would say or do something that made you feel this way. It is easy to hold onto your judgement of them. It is challenging to change your moment of reaction into a moment of opportunity for you to take responsibility for yourself and develop your ability and skill to understand and communicate with another person.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Day 1149: Video Challenge: Through the Looking Glass

When you look into another person's life, you seldom witness the entire truth of their lives. We get so caught up in trying to create appearances of our lives and compare them to the appearances of other people's lives that we're actually missing out on living here and now! We're missing out on learning about ourselves and developing honest and real relationships.