Often, we block other people’s development by being narrow-minded. We can empower others by getting out of their way, and listening to their story as they tell it.
As a source of motivation, compassion has a number of advantages. But we also need to manage wisely our other motivations.
If we need to be right all the time, then we may get our own way. But, in the process, we may miss the chance to help others and make friends.
A car needs a clutch to change gear smoothly. We humans also benefit from learning to change activities well, shifting attention with grace.
Human happiness involves feeling welcome and cared for, by oneself and others.
In everything you do, you always have the ability to make things tidier, more beautiful, and safer and more secure.