We live in a culture of experts. We are encouraged to become experts, and we are bombarded by experts who want to tell us the way to do things. But expertise has its limits.
It can be hard to cultivate equanimity, the state of remaining calm and non-reactive. One way is by repeating this simple 5-word mantra.
We think tough love and criticism is the path to improvement and peak performance, but that’s a myth. It turns out that the edge comes from self-compassion.
If you can’t acknowledge where you are, you won’t get to where you desire to go.
The mind doesn’t come with an “off” switch. But with the right intervention you can slow down your spinning mind.
What if staring out the window and letting your mind wander aimlessly was the most productive thing you could do? Could you allow yourself to do it? It’s harder than you might think.