Dear Stillwater Friends:
The Fourth Mindfulness Training on Loving Speech and Deep Listening ends with this sentence: “I will practice Right Diligence to nourish my capacity for understanding, love, joy, and inclusiveness, and gradually transform anger, violence, and fear that lie deep in my consciousness.”
Right Diligence is an essential element of The Fourth Mindfulness Training and is part of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has written extensively about it, and my growing understanding of Right Diligence has been beneficial to the couples communication work that I have been doing with my girlfriend this year to transform the inevitable “interference” that arises in a maturing romantic relationship.
In The Mindfulness Survival Kit, Thay explains why Right Diligence... Continued