Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quote of the Day

"We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are."
- Anais Nin

Psychology today has a nice article about ways to enhance Emotional Intelligence. This quote stood out to me along with this piece of advice: When we avoid personalizing other people's behaviors, we can perceive their expressions more objectively. People do what they do because of them more than because of us. Widening our perspective on the situation can reduce the possibility of misunderstanding. The practice of Mindfulness inherently "widens out perspective" on situations and provides the space between thought and action for us to "see things as they are."

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