Peace of Mind comes from a change in Attitude, NOT a change in circumstances
When we judge or criticize others, we create distance between us, but if we stop judging and analyzing people, we get closer to them.
The Taoists say, ” it is possible to appreciate people for their uniqueness – like you might enjoy a certain song.
You don’t have to analyse and pull it apart.”
Criticism and judging is hammered into us at school, and is particularly good for analyzing literature and scientific thought; however, is much less useful in our everyday life and creates unwanted tension.
If we judge people and situations and complain about others, we sabotage our own peace of mind in that we allow ourselves to be disturbed that things are not as they “should be.” The resultant tension often means we search for a way to control external uncontrollable circumstances. Nurturing flexibility and acceptance makes it easier to just let things be.
Weekly Proverb – Sweden
När man talar om trollen!… (så står de i farstun)
– Swedish Proverb
Translation: When you talk about trolls!… (they stand in the hall).
(When the subject of a conversation unexpectedly shows up/happens.)
What do you think about critical opinion and the Swedish proverb.
Is it relevant to our daily life?
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