Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard, responds to a news article about the College Scorecard Web site.
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” Dalai Lama
When someone screams at you, your first response should be: “He/She is frustrated.”
Practice having a cerebral first response, not an emotional one — it’s called ‘equanimity.’ And it is absolutely necessary to be an effective social, family and business negotiator — an ‘A’ in science or math is not enough.
Meditation is relaxing and productive — your creative solutions, and your negotiation skills will improve — calm leads to insight.
In a chair, in bed, it doesn’t matter, follow your breath as it leaves your nostrils. OR, just notice the third dimensions of objects — it will rest your brain, even settle car sickness.
Life has meaning because you give it meaning through your commitment. oz7com