Why do we react so strongly to opinions or facts that contradict our worldview? With a little help from science, psychology, and spirituality, we can address and even abate our own reactivity that amplifies anxiety and conflict. Kris suggests we practice intentional gratitude and encouragement for one another as a way of creating communities of peace and joy, based in Paul’s similar advice in Philippians 4:1-9.
Hear Susan’s sermon on the same scripture: Episode 76: Joy-Shaped Heart
Here is the cartoon from The Oatmeal that Kris leaned on heavily for this episode. Fair warning and disclaimer: lots of swearing. So, if that kind of thing offends you, maybe don’t click here.
Here’s the book by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile called The Road Back to You which contains information about the enneagram and some practices for developing self-awareness and non-reactivity.
Here’s the wikipedia page about Ubuntu.