In this off topic episode, Jason Hartman talks with Cynthia Kane, author of How to Communicate Like a Buddhist, as well as Talk To Yourself Like a Buddhist, about how we should be communicating with ourself and with others. Too often we say things hurtful to ourselves and our loved ones which we don’t even realize until it’s too late. Cynthia explains the elements of right speech that will point us in the right direction, as well as the importance of silence.
[2:30] How does communicating like a Buddhist help you?
[6:20] The importance of “Mindful Listening”
[8:49] How we can use silence in a positive way
[16:24] How do you talk to YOURSELF as a Buddhist?
[20:28] You need to pump yourself up with self talk a little bit
[22:18] The importance of questioning