are hundreds of books, workshops, and classes that teach us how to
communicate effectively with others, but very few of us pay attention to
how we speak to ourselves.
author and communication expert Cynthia Kane believes this is a
travesty, and she is sounding the alarm! Kane writes that there is an
unreported epidemic of negative self-talk in our culture today.
of us speak to ourselves in demeaning and hurtful ways, using language
we would never use with anyone else. To make matters worse, we often
don’t even realize when we are doing this, as these old mental tapes
play in repeating loops without our awareness.
In Talk to Yourself Like a Buddhist,
certified mindfulness and meditation instructor Cynthia Kane introduces
the Middle Path of Self-Communication, which consists of five mindful
tools: Listen, Explore, Question, Release, and Balance—all of which are
grounded in Buddhist principles.