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Don’t Take Things Personally

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. Dinos Christianopoulos Note: When we recognize that people have their own perceptions we don’t to take things personally, and thus avoid needless suffering. We accept that people see things through their own filters based on their experiences and we dispassionately consider their unsolicited opinions.

Don’t Assume; Ask for Clarification

Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. –Albert Einstein Note: Often we make assumptions from a negative perspective when the better choice would be to be open-minded and ask questions to gain understanding. Questions: What can you do to stay curious, seek clarification, and avoid making assumptions? Resource: Chapter 5 Page 33 Don’t Assume.

Give Each Other the Safety to Identify and Express Emotions and Feelings

“Feelings are something you have; not something you are.” ― Shannon L. Alder Note: Creating a safe environment to explore feelings openly and honesty builds the foundation for a healthy relationship. This opens the safe space to understand and challenge the thoughts that generate distressing feelings. Question: What can you do to make it safe