Week Five: Communication, ADHD and Mindfulness
Imagine walking along a sidewalk with your arms full of groceries, and someone roughly bumps into you so that you fall and your groceries are strewn over the ground. As you rise up from the puddle of broken eggs and tomato juice, you are ready to shout, You idiot! What’s wrong with you? Are you blind? But just before you can catch your breath to speak, you see that the person who bumped you is actually blind. He, too, is sprawled in the spilled groceries, and your anger vanishes in an instant, to be replaced by sympathetic concern: Are you hurt? Can I help you up?”
Our situation is like that. When we clearly realize that the source of disharmony and misery in the world is ignorance, we can open the door of wisdom and compassion. Then we are in a position to heal ourselves and others. – B. Alan Wallace
- Practice mindful communication and non-judgmental awareness of communication your own habits
Click here for a communication worksheet.
- Continue with the compassion practice
- Write down a plan for yourself for continuing what you’ve started working on in class