Thursday, December 29, 2011


Can I quiet myself enough to listen?

One of Mary Lore’s practices in her book “Managing Thought“ is to remove the “But” from one’s conversations and replace it with “and.” Begin to listen to yourself and others. Catch yourself and begin to replace your “but” with “and.” It opens the conversation to possibilities as opposed to cutting them off. The gift of a good improv artist is that they leave an ending line as something that a member of their ensemble can build upon. With “and” the possibilities are endless. With “but” the limits become all confining.

Be Mindful: Silent is hidden in the word “Listen”

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