clenching as soon as the other person started talking, and it took everything I could muster not to walk out! That's when I remembered I could attack the problem, not the person. The outcome? A resolution we could embrace. I let my irritation turn into a commitment for resolution. We negotiated a solution to the problem together by practicing high participation with low attachment.
So, if you're in a protracted disagreement or just simple bickering over who's right, perhaps you could have everyone read the book before you talk next. There are many practices to embrace, including a deep dive into what another person really values. Let me know what you learn.
May your conflicts teach you to negotiate!!
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.
Write to Paulette if a book you love has changed your perspective. Or read one of the books she's listed here and let her know what you've taken away as a personal practice.