To be truly happy, we may have to become more moderate and accepting: in short, perhaps, more ordinary.
Coping with other people’s bad moods
When those around us have bad moods, we can easily get drawn into the bad atmosphere, and become reactive. However, being reactive back usually makes the situation worse.
Difficulty spending time alone
Why do we sometimes find it hard to be alone? Discomfort can be caused by hostile inner voices, genuine loneliness, or simply being out of the habit.
Our relationship with time
We can feel pressured by too little time, or bored by too much time. Or we can just be present. Our relationship with time reflects our relationships with others.
In every moment, we have a choice
As we develop into wisdom, we become less automatically reactive, and more aware.
A plea to people-pleasers
“If you are a people-pleaser, then I would like you, just for today, to have a holiday from the oppression that can sometimes result from your relationship with judgers. I’d like you to do some things that work for you, in a way that works for you.”