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Leave your front door and back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don't serve them tea

Things to Think About

By Pepper de Callier


"Leave your front door and back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don't serve them tea" Shunryu Suzuki on how to avoid anxiety and stop negative thoughts.

This is absolutely one of my favorite quotes.  Shunryu Suzuki is playfully explaining that it’s quite normal for us to have negative thoughts and to feel anxious at times.  We, in fact, should expect them.  The key, however, is not to serve them tea and spend time with them.  Let them pass through to the back door quickly on their way somewhere else.

Good luck on your journey.


About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at www.pragueleadershipinstitute.com