Aldous Huxley: after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give…

 

It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.

– Aldous Huxley

This is one of my favorite quotes so I am pretty sure I have posted it before. It doesn’t hurt to post it again.

So often, we think the answer we are looking for is complicated. We need to heal some complex trauma. We need to awaken. We need to embody more. We need to read a few more books. We need to understand and apply the integral view. And perhaps we don’t even know where to start with any of this.

And yet, there is one answer that immediately feels true. (At least for me). An answer that’s simple. Is understandable for just about all humans. And applies to everyone. And that is to be a little kinder to each other.

Of course, I can’t determine how others live their lives. But I can use it as a guide for myself. Right now, how can I move in the direction of being a little more kind to me? What would be a little more kind to those around me?

I can use my body as a guide. When I look at the different options for what to say or do, or what thoughts to fuel, what allows my body to relax? My body knows. My body shows the way. At least when approached with some sincerity.

Aldous Huxley: The best advice I can give is to be a little kinder

 

It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.

Aldous Huxley

I think this is what it boils down to for most of us, perhaps especially as we get more life experience. Sometimes, the question is how, and that’s really what this website is about.