Humans 101

The everyday martial art of talking to someone who disagrees with you

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Words create our reality. Once we put them out there, we can’t take them back. Expressions like “I didn’t mean to say that” or “I was only kidding” come too late.

So why do couples get into needless arguments? Jeffery S. Smith, MD, writes in Psychology Today:

The cause of…

“I laugh when I hear the fish in the water is thirsty.” — Kabir

Kabir, a 15th-century mystic and musician, was born in Benares, Northern India, around 1440. Many scholars believe his parents were Brahmin (Hindu) but raised in a Muslim family of weavers.

As a young boy, he became a disciple of Ramanda, a Hindu ascetic. As he matured, he wrote stunning poetry…

A barista proved it to me. So now, he’s getting a pair of socks.

How you show up — your attitude and state of mind make all the difference in the world.

If you’re all jumbled up inside, it comes out in how you look and behave.

When you’re at peace with yourself, centered and content, you’re more likely to have a fuller, more…

Don Johnson

Optimist | Meditator | Former Monk | Executive Coach | |

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