By the Mindful Globe •
Podcast with Dan Huston, who speaks about his university class and text book Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence. From Present Moment Mindfulness.
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Episode 062 :: Dan Huston :: Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence : Present Moment Mindfulness
“In your meditation practice, you may have noticed how much internal dialogue is happening, moment by moment, distracting you from just being present with your experience. That’s our default mode, thinking and perhaps doing, rather than being. Our practice helps us to see and experience a little more directly what’s going on in our external and internal environment. Now consider the situation when we’re communicating with someone else. We may still have that narrative locomotive, fueled by the fire of emotions, memories, habit patterns of behavior and speech, and so does the other person. Communication is tremendously complex! What would it be like if our mindfulness practice helped raise our awareness of that complexity, and gave us a little space to respond, rather than react, in communications?”