Tag: <span>withinwellness</span>

Thought Provoking

Your Monastery

That’s your monastery.

We thought a monastery was a temple or a safe place where things are calm and monks meditated in peace. In fact the word never really resonated with us much at all. Recently a friend shared with us an alternative view.

Our most difficult times, where we are triggered. Where we are in an internal conflict. Where we are suffering. That’s your monastery.

Monasteries are where we go to do the work. That situation is serving you, it’s giving you the chance to accept the feeling you are fighting.

Instead of fighting and suffering. What if we looked at our greatest struggles and asked ourselves, how is this serving me?

That’s your monastery.

Thought Provoking

YES, and….

Yes, BUT…two words guaranteed to shut down any conversation.

How many times do we all listen to the first two seconds of someone’s comments and already have a”but” waiting. Nothing negates another’s feelings like the word “but”. It means, yes … except I totally reject your feeling and accept only my own as truth.

Try: Yes, AND…

“Yes, and” builds on the conversation. It validates the emotion and perspective of the person you are talking to while still leaving space for yourself.

We all have a story. A unique perspective to share. We are stronger together.

What do you think?

Yes, AND….