Sharon Salzberg on the Stories We Tell Ourselves

“Teaching in Washington DC, one year a friend was determined to tame to the basin and it was cherry blossom season. I just thought it was so exquisitely beautiful, all those beautiful cherry trees, those delicate pink blossoms. Then my friend says ‘Oh no, it’s past the peak.’ and I thought ‘Now I’m having a bad experience.n This isn’t good enough. It’s past the peak. I was perfectly happy before. And now my experience is not good enough”

Sharon Salzberg

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"At some point, you have to commit to a course of action." Kim Scott

"It's hard to fire your peers. Listen, Challenge, Commit. At some point, you have to commit to a course of action. Hopefully, you build the kind of relationships where sometimes it's your way and sometimes it's theirs. You can't argue endlessly or work and life becomes impossible." - Kim Scott Listen to the podcast: How to Be Radically Candid: Q&A with Kim Scott, Part 2 with Stever Robbins, Get-It-Done Guy

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On Letting Go: Parable of the Two Monks and a Lady

Two monks were voyaging together. At a certain point, they happened on a stream with a solid current. As the monks were getting ready to cross the waterway, they saw a very youthful and charming lady likewise aiming to cross. The young lady asked whether they could help her cross to the opposite side. The two monks looked at each other in light of the fact that they vowed not to touch a lady. Without a word, the more seasoned monk lifted the lady, carried her over the waterway, set her tenderly on the opposite side, and continued on his ... Read more

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