The Friday Dose #84

780 FD Relax and Succeed - Alexandr MilovToday we’ll focus on relationships. We’ll start with a discussion of art and the wisdom of children, then shift to a detailed conversation on how to communicate without judgment, and we’ll end with some profound relationship advice from a child.

First off is a discussion at Collective Evolution about one of this year’s most popular Burning Man art pieces, by Ukrainian artist Alexandr Milov. Seen above, the piece manages to say so much with so little. I have tremendous respect for such artists. Here’s a link to more information on Alexandr:

Collective Evolution: Alexandr Milov


Next we’ll look into improving your relationships through mindful, nonjudgmental Buddhist communication thanks to Cynthia Kane at The Washington Post. It’s a good article and quite clear, so without further ado:

Cynthia Kane’s: How to Communicate like a Buddhist


And finally we’ll end on some very clear wisdom on how lowering the intensity of our emotions can result in a much more peaceful and loving life:

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

peace. s

Scott McPherson is a writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations around the world.

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Other Perspectives #22

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Okay. Let’s just stop and think about this for a second. Does this make any sense? I mean, really? So if you Mom’s married to an awesome guy and he’s killed in some war or dies at work when he’s 31 years old, you’re saying that your Mom can never fall in love again? Bah. If you’re a 13 year old girl who’s been programmed by Western media then I can understand why you might believe such a crazy idea. But the deep down spiritual truth that every single prophet agreed on is that we are all brothers and sisters and beyond the barriers of our divisions of thought, we love everyone. So yes, when you love and then that love isn’t active anymore, that’s a very noticeable feeling in your life. But it doesn’t mean you’ll never feel the love again. That horrible feeling is actually prompting you to go out and find it again. The universe is beautiful that way. It makes bad things for your mind to dwell on hurt, and good things feel great. It’s an excellent signalling system and it definitely does not prevent you from falling in love many times in your life, so you can relax. Have yourself a wonderful day because you choose to focus on what you like about the people and places where you are.

peace. s

Note: Everyone who posts or shares a quote does so with the very best of intentions. That said, I have created the series of Other Perspectives blog posts in an effort to prevent some of these ideas from entering into people’s consciousness unchallenged. These quotes range from silly to dangerous and—while I intend no offense to their creators—I do use these rebuttals to help define and delineate the larger message I’m attempting to convey in my own work. I do hope you find them helpful in your pursuit of both psychological and spiritual health.