This one starts simply: say “hi” and “thank-you” as frequently as possible, says Sharon Salzberg, the author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program. Engaging with others and showing gratitude helps flesh-out the characters in your world (they’re not drones), making it a richer, friendlier place. This eases you out of the attack mode your busy life may seem to require. You’ll find “a level of fulfilment because you’re a part of things”, says Salzberg. “You don’t see people as chess pieces.” You can still be competitive, but when you know your opponent – and possibly like the guy – there’s no need for bloodletting.
Jul 26, 2012