Internet notebook about my work: deep listening to facilitate positive change


Thursday 21 March 2013

Learning from the mental transformation process

Training to transform the mind is in Asian Bhuddism often depicted as a man trying to catch an ox or a monk walking with an elephant. In a posting some years ago I tried to summarize my learning for behaviour change from the Zen story of taming the ox:

1. analyzing the situation
2. identifying the behaviour we want to change
3. defining desired behaviour
4. analyzing obstacles for change
5. analyzing motives for change
6. making change easy
7. making the new behaviour normal and desirable
8. change has turned into a habit
9. we understand everything changes and all phenomena are interdependent
10. we apply the learning about change in other spheres of life.
Most important is to realize that the end is not static, but the beginning of a new cycle to create  more impact.

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