The simple reflection technique known as Naikan involves reflecting on three questions:

  • “What have I received from  (person x)?”
  • “What have I given to (person x)?”
  • “What troubles and difficulty have I caused (person x)?”

Find somebody you care about and try this reflection today in a quiet place. Wikepedia reminds us: “A related fourth question, “What troubles and difficulties has (person x) caused me”, is purposely ignored in Naikan. (Naikan) presupposes that we’re all naturally good at seeing answers to this fourth question, and that too much focus on this question is responsible for much of one’s misery in day-to-day life.”

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This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:

#tds159 Becoming more grateful with Naikan (Dec 6, 2015)

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