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Do You Want To Be Happy?

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We hear and read a lot about being more compassionate toward others these days.  Compassion is something that can be learned, but only if you want to become a more compassionate person.

A great place to begin practicing compassion would be at work.  We encounter different people and situations that can challenge us at work and if we want we can use these situations as compassion builders.

One definition of compassion in the workplace is the desire to promote a person’s flourishing, growth, and development.  I really like this definition because it spells out how simple it can be to be compassionate to our coworkers.

Another simple way to develop your compassion at work is to practice the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  In each situation stop just for a second and think, “What if I were in their shoes, how would…

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Listen More, Understand More

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The need to be listened to and understood is great in each of us.  When we feel what we have to say is not of value, we feel we are of less value.  Listening is a developed skill and for many of us it does not come easy.  The attached article has three steps to develop our listening skills so we can seek to understand those we love, work with and encounter each day.

Not only will they appreciate it, we will grow and become a kinder human being by practicing to be a better listener.

Listen For Understanding

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When we get angry, we suffer

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“When we get angry, we suffer. If you really understand that, you also will be able to understand that when the other person is angry, it means that she is suffering. When someone insults you or behaves violently towards you, you have to be intelligent enough to see that the person suffers from his own violence and anger. But we tend to forget. We think that we are the only one that suffers, and the other person is our oppressor. This is enough to make anger arise, and to strengthen our desire to punish. We want to punish the other person because we suffer. Then, we have anger in us; we have violence in us, just as they do. When we see that our suffering and anger are no different from their suffering and anger, we will behave more compassionately. So understanding the other is understanding yourself, and understanding…

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Projections

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byTashi Nyima

Nov 7, 2018

architecture-art-buddha-1042205Everything in the world is an illusion. To see things like this is to see them as they really are. To see otherwise is to see them as they are not, to engage in projection, and to become attached to phenomena.

Perceiving an image in a mirror, a reflection in water, a figure in the moonlight, a shadow on a wall, or an echo in a valley, people attached to their own projections cling to phenomena and non-phenomena. Unable to abandon them, they continue to engage in projection and fail to attain tranquility.

—Buddha Sakyamuni, Lankavatara Sutra

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Touching everything

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If you touch one thing
with deep awareness,
you touch everything.”

~ Thich Nhat Hahn ~



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Really, I made a mistake?

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What I made a mistake? Sometimes it is just hard to believe when you have made a mistake, especially when you know what you should have done. Mistakes just happen sometimes, even when we are trying our best and know what we should be doing.

The truth is no one likes making mistakes at work.  If we are honest we will openly admit that we make mistakes and sometimes more often than we would like to admit.  The best option when we make a mistake is being able to admit when we have made one.  Not being able to do so will tarnish our integrity.

There are two sides to a mistake when it is found.  Either you found that one has been made or you made it and need to admit it to your coworker, supervisor or boss.

Workplace mistakes need to be handled properly. If not, they can…

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Are You Making The Connection?

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“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude and that will either enable you to connect and win them over or it will alienate them from you.” 

John Maxwell is one of my favorite writers and speakers.  This quote of his above is one that resonates with me.  Attitude is such a critical character trait that speaks possibly louder than any other.

Connecting with others in a positive way takes time and energy.  We need to focus on how we connect with others to be accepted by them.  People want to connect with others who are considered to be a “giving person,” someone who would rather give of themselves to others than to take.

For some people being a “giver” comes naturally.  You can spot a “giver” pretty easily as they always have people gravitating to them. This is because they make people feel good.

What does take…

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Really, I made a mistake?

Practical Practice Management A Division of Top Practices

What I made a mistake? Sometimes it is just hard to believe when you have made a mistake, especially when you know what you should have done. Mistakes just happen sometimes, even when we are trying our best and know what we should be doing.

The truth is no one likes making mistakes at work.  If we are honest we will openly admit that we make mistakes and sometimes more often than we would like to admit.  The best option when we make a mistake is being able to admit when we have made one.  Not being able to do so will tarnish our integrity.

There are two sides to a mistake when it is found.  Either you found that one has been made or you made it and need to admit it to your coworker, supervisor or boss.

Workplace mistakes need to be handled properly. If not, they can…

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

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“We do not have to be stuck where we are. 

Our minds are powerful when our hearts are strong. We can move forward to where we want to go,

if we give ourselves a powerful enough reason to do it.” ~Unknown

Lewis Howes – School of Greatness

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God = Guru = Self

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The Guru is both external and internal. From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards. From the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quieting of the mind. That is the Guru’s grace. There is no difference between God, Guru and the Self.

~ Ramana Maharshi

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