chapters. What is the truth? Without giving anything away, I had to sit with the question before I could keep reading.
What is the truth? I had just been having this conversation with my husband and recognized that the truth for me could be different from anyone else's. Our life experiences shape reality and even the facts we recount. I remember sitting in a training room where the conversation was around there is no is, using a chair as an example. There is no is CHAIR. It's not the truth. It's a name we give it. I wanted to say, oh, just shut up! A chair is a chair. Let's be practical. But now I get it. It's taken me 40 years! I was substituting the idea of a chair for being with or experiencing the chair.
This book revealed insights on clinging to what I know and how that prevents a roomier view of what's possible. It also asked me to consider how often I misjudge other people, thinking I know who they are. So now I'm practicing there is no is. Not in a chair, not in a person. My practice is to hold my truth a little more lightly so I can consider someone else’s truth before I start arguing.
Today just look before defending.
PAULETTE LOVES BOOKS!
She is an avid reader on many subjects and shares inspirations for mindful practices based on the stories, philosophies, and teachings shared by authors worldwide.
She believes you can find the secrets to living a profoundly happy and healthy life in the pages of many a manuscript authored by masters and novices alike.
Paulette shares what she's learned in easy-to-apply morsels as she practices the insights in her approach to mindfulness, communication, conflict, and just being yourself.
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