In today’s episode, Jamie, Avery, and Lucy talk about the concept of “Dialectics,” which is holding two opposite viewpoints that are simultaneously true. This entails leaning heavily into both-and thinking, rather than getting trapped in either-or thinking. We talk through several “dialectical dilemmas,” including:
Acceptance (validation) vs change (problem solving)
Emotion Mind vs Reasonable Mind (which equals Wise Mind)
Rigidity vs flexibility
Lie the Fuck Down vs Get the Fuck Up
Being self-less vs prioritizing ourselves
Speaking truth vs being kind
We also explore some of the factors that make dialectics hard, as well as the benefits of approaching life from a more dialectical perspective.
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