Thursday, September 17, 2015

Via WP: How to communicate like a Buddhist — mindfully and without judgment

There’s a lot that used to frustrate me about communicating. Well, if I’m honest, it was that I didn’t know how to do it. I knew how to speak and string words together, but no one ever sat me down and taught me the purpose of communication or how to effectively express myself so I was heard and how to listen so I could understand. A lot of times it seemed that because I knew how to talk, that automatically meant I should know how to communicate.

Let’s be honest, communicating effectively is hard to do, especially in heated situations. It’s difficult because rarely do we stop to pay attention to what we’re saying or the purpose of our communication.

What I’ve found to help guide me on my quest is the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, specifically mindful communication.

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Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día - Flower of the Day 17/09/201

Project Everyone - Metas Globais
"Intuição e razão precisam se unir para encontrar criativas e inovadoras soluções para as necessidades de infraestrutura e urbanismo. Por mais que a mente possa engendrar soluções geniais, somente a sabedoria interna, que nasce do coração, pode indicar a melhor direção a seguir. "

Project Everyone - Global Goals
"Intuition and reason need to come together to find creative and innovative solutions for the demands of infrastructure and urban planning. As much as the mind can devise ingenious solutions, only inner wisdom that comes from the heart can indicate the best path to follow."

Project Everyone - Metas Globais
"Intuición y razón precisan unirse para encontrar creativas e innovadoras soluciones para las necesidades de infraestructura y urbanismo. Por más que la mente pueda concebir soluciones geniales, solamente la sabiduría interna, que nace del corazón, puede indicar la mejor dirección a seguir."

Today's Daily Dharma: The Testing Ground for Practice

The Testing Ground for Practice
“Experimental Buddhism returns us not to the meditation hall but to the messy conditions of contemporary social orders. . . . Society, and not the temple or monastery, is becoming the ultimate testing ground and arbiter for what constitutes the viability and effectiveness of a Buddhist practice that 'works.'”
—John Nelson, "Experimental Buddhism"
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