After 18 years of uninterrupted Stress Tips, this is a good time for me to take a break. I’d like to leave you with a few key points. First, identify your fundamental values. For example, two of my values are harming no one in any way in speech and action and supporting what helps everyone be their best. In my daily meditation I wish goodwill and compassion for all beings. Second, practice mindfulness – intentional awareness – as a way of recognizing that we are constantly making choices and our choices have consequences. I could go on and on, but in the spirit of keeping Stress Tips brief, my third key point would be to listen, really listen with the intent of trying to understand. Everyone has needs that they feel must be met. Rather than waiting to make your point, listen for the needs that guide each person’s actions.
Thank you for reading the monthly Tips and for sharing in our explorations of life. I wish you safety, clarity, and peace.
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