Self Improvement

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“Dealing with our overweight – or with any of our life’s difficulties, for that matter – is not a battle to be fought. Instead, we must learn how to make friends with our hardships and challenges. They are there to help us; they are natural opportunities for deeper understanding and transformation, brining us more joy and peace as we learn to work with them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Savor

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“It’s easier to complain about the outside critics, but the biggest critic in your life usually lives between your own two ears. Working up the courage to move past your own vulnerability and uncertainty is often the greatest challenge you’ll face on the way to achieving your goals.” ~ James Clear, Blog

What Are They Trying to Teach Me?

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What Are They Trying to Teach Me?

Imagine that everyone is enlightened except you.

This strategy gives you a chance to practice something that is probably completely unacceptable to you.  However, if you give it a try, you might find that it’s one of the most helpful exercises in self-improvement.

As the title suggests, the idea is to imagine that everyone you know and everyone you meet is perfectly enlightened.  That is, everyone except you!  The people you meet are all here to teach you something.  Perhaps the obnoxious driver or disrespectful teenager is here to teach you about patience, the punk rocker might be here to teach you to be less judgmental.

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