Monday, January 20, 2014

The Grass is Greener....

"The grass is greener
where you water it."

Neuroscience says it this way:
Neurons that fire together, wire together.

We could call it "cause and effect." We could call it "habit." We could call it "in a rut."
Or we could call it "karma," because our present actions determine our future.

 What "grass" do you water? Anxiety? Worry? Judgment? Impatience? Irritation?

What "grass" would you like to water? Open-heartedness? Balance? Patience? Kindness?
Name one.

The first step in practicing the quality you want to be is simply to be mindful of that bothersome habit.
Label it out-loud every time you see it.
Call out its name as if you are seeing an old friend.
Repeat its name until it disappears. Until it slinks into hiding.
And you smile.

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