In Better Than Before, writer Gretchen Rubin—author of the mega-bestseller, The Happiness Project—challenges us to re-think all the expert advice we’ve ever been given about making and breaking habits. Because, she says, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
How can we stop being caught up in other people’s thoughts? How can we stop thinking about a person or situation—what we should have or could have done differently—when the same thoughts keep looping back, rewinding, and playing through our minds again and again?
Cutting-edge research tells us that experiencing childhood emotional trauma can play a large role in whether we develop physical disease in adulthood. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the growing scientific link between childhood adversity and adult physical disease.
In his poetry, Li-Young Lee tackles fundamental themes—the presence (or absence) of God, the nature of identity, the meaning of beauty—with a childlike wonder that, though it may seem naive at first, is profound in its piercing clarity.
We can temporarily push our ego away or try to rearrange our personality to be happier, freer, or more realized. But ego comes back. And that’s where Diamond Approach inquiry comes in. We all have awareness and inquiry helps us harness awareness to dissolve ego instead of pushing it away.