This is a great piece Max, it feels like you have pulled together some of the threads that are running around in my brain.
I think part of the challenge is that we have evolved to believe that we can think our way through anything and that working hard at it will make the difference. (Not to say that hard work isn’t…
I love that you are trying something new with your ‘economy of passion’ with my background in accountancy I have more traditional thoughts and its good to stimulate my brain to try to think outside the box, especially when the system we have doesn’t work for so many people.
I love this Marcus the one thing I would add is that you are perfect the way you are, we all are. That’s not to say that we should stop working on developing ourselves but any conversation we have about ourselves not being perfect is that same internal voice you identify so well in the article x
I disagree, I believe that the only way people get to connect fully with other is to listen to each other’s opinions and overcome barriers. If you can start a conversation with someone without being aware of their ‘labels’ perhaps this gives an opening to a further conversation where we get to be in another persons world and understand where there point of view comes from.
I love this as a light hearted way to look at the thoughts that get in the way! It’s easy to get cross with yourself to think you ‘should’ do better but just being mindful and noticing the monkey mind is a lot gentler and let’s face it there are enough people in the world to get cross with us without us getting annoyed at ourselves! Thanks