A note to our housesitter/dogsitter/friend to explain our very special fridge.
You don’t have to be disagreeable when you disagree. Getting hateful and angry when encountering someone who doesn’t share your beliefs is a sign that you have complete identification with your thoughts. But your thoughts are just that – your thoughts.
You are not your thoughts.
“Being challenged is a good thing. It allows you to grow.”
A synonym of “exam” (as in examining your own reactions and emotions) is “observation.” It requires moments and space to step back and observe what is going on inside of you. This is challenging but necessary in the steps to stretch, grow and evolve.
“(His) need to win drains him of power.”
Eckhart Tolle (re-telling a Zen Master’s lesson).