Opposing Evil without Becoming It via @richardrohrofm

“Today, I offer a journal entry from Etty Hillesum (1914–1943), a young Jewish woman who was killed at Auschwitz. In her diary, she recreates a conversation with her friend, writer Klaas Smelik, about the hatred and bullying she saw within her own community: Klaas, all I really wanted to say is this: we have so much work to do on ourselves that we shouldn’t even be thinking of hating our so-called enemies. We are hurtful enough to one another as it is. And I don’t really know what I mean when I say that there are bullies and bad characters among our own people, for no one is really “bad” deep down. I should have liked to reach out to that [bully] with all his fears, I should have liked to trace the source of his panic, to drive him ever deeper into himself, that is the only thing we can do, Klaas, in times like these.” Source: https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/62082DE5E9C4AC972540EF23F30FEDED/95BE6BBD9631A2EE6D5E5F9A8728A5A6

6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

A new study explores which types of happiness interventions are most effective: 6 Ways to Increase Happiness at Work and at Home

Calming Reactions to Others

How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

One of the most powerful personal and professional development tools is the SWOT analysis. But what is SWOT analysis? Learn all about it here: How to Carry Out a Personal SWOT Analysis for a Successful Life

Core Beliefs: The Hammer We Hold in Our Hand

How can you change your core beliefs when they limit you?: Core Beliefs: The Hammer We Hold in Our Hand

Radical Self-Compassion

Tara Brach is one of my favorite teachers. Here she talks about loving ourselves into healing with the practice of RAIN: Radical Self-Compassion

Tara Talks: Pathway to the Sacred

Source: “It is No Measure of Health to Be Well Adjusted to a Profoundly Sick Society”

Brain Hacking

 

How to let go of being a “good” person — and become a better person

#Reinventing Yourself by Steve Chandler

Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

A Compassion Practice for Opening the Heart

A 15-minute meditation that begins by imagining yourself surrounded by a circle of the most loving beings, making generous offerings of love and goodwill to you: A Compassion Practice for Opening the Heart – Mindful

 

BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

Have you ever had a job where you had to stop and ask yourself: what am I doing here? If I quit tomorrow, would anyone even notice? This week on Hidden Brain, we talk with anthropologist David Graeber about the rise of what he calls “bullshit jobs,” and how these positions affect the people who hold them: BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down

 

Why kids are obsessed with the Fortnite video game

Kids’ video game obsession isn’t really about video games. It’s about unmet psychological needs: Why kids are obsessed with the Fortnite video game

 

The Secret to Self-Motivation; One of the Best Speeches Ever

How to stop screwing yourself over

Helen Fisher: Looking for a mate

What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media

Recommended: The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive

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