Tag Archives: Deliberate Practice

“We can create our own potential.” // Anders Ericsson

“….we now understand that there’s no such thing as a predefined ability. The brain is adaptable, and training can create skills….that did not exist before. This is a game changer, because learning now becomes a way of creating abilities rather than of bringing people to the point where they can take advantage of their innate… Read More »

What is empathy? // Roman Krznaric

“….empathy is the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using that understanding to guide your actions. So empathy is distinct from expressions of sympathy — such as pity or feeling sorry for somebody — as these do not involve trying to understand the other person’s… Read More »

“….the disparity between outward allegiance and inward betrayal.” // S Radhakrishnan

“Religions, at their best, insist on behaviour more than on belief….We must have religion in truth and deed and mot merely profess it in words. There is a difference today between our belief and our behaviour….evident from the disparity between outward allegiance and inward betrayal. Religion is confused with the mechanical participation in the rites… Read More »

“The heart of dialogue is a simple but profound capacity to listen.” // William Isaacs

“Everywhere we look, myopic vision, petty misunderstandings, and small deceits escalate into gross, wasteful calamities that seem like they could be avoided if only people talk to each other  with a different kind of conversational presence…. The heart of dialogue is a simple but profound capacity to listen. Listening requires we not only hear the… Read More »

The Buddha’s realisation & Teaching // Yuval Noah Harari

“….he came to the realization that suffering is not caused by ill-fortune, by social injustice, or by divine whims. Rather, suffering is caused by the behaviour patterns of one’s own mind. Gautam’s insight was that no matter when the mind experiences, it usually reacts with craving, and craving always involves dissatisfaction. When the mind experiences… Read More »