Posts Tagged ‘mindset’

145- Disposable Value

We live in a #disposable culture where the next best thing is waiting just around the corner. Anything that we break is an opportunity to replace it with something newer, shinier, and better.

As long as we have the cash to buy the next best thing, we can treat everything we own as disposable – especially as it becomes more and more convenient to replace the old with the new.

Unfortunately, this #mindset of disposability is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Once we start believing that something is disposable, we treat it as disposable.

We become careless, negligent, and outright abusive towards the products we own – confident that we can replace or upgrade them when needed.

But what happens when that same mindset permeates into our #relationships ? If we treat people as disposable, they become disposable. However, if we recognize them as irreplaceable, our thoughts, behaviors, and actions shift too.

Seeing value in all things requires just a tiny mindset shift. The rest quickly follows.

117- Find humor in pain

It takes a fascinating detachment #mindset to find #humor in a painful situation.

First, humor cannot exist if your feelings of anger, resentment, and pain are too overwhelming.

Second, separation from the self and the specific situation is necessary to find humor in the pattern or context.

And finally, it invites the need to suspend judgment – since jokes hide in the spaciousness between assumptions.

The next time you find yourself in an unpleasant situation, start looking for the comedy in it. Even if you don’t find laughter, you’ll reduce the #pain by creating a sense of detachment.