|"Bloom" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
Goldstein quoted the Buddha as having said:
"Practice that speech which brings people together. Abandon that speech which pushes people apart."
So simple, so direct. What a lovely practice!
And Rick Hanson reminded us of William James's interest in mindfulness and attention.
“The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will. No one is compos sui [master of himself] if he have it not. An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence.”
William James, Psychology: Briefer Course, p. 424 (Harper Torchbooks, 1961)
Indeed, that would be a most excellent education!