. . . people who know how to think less, and how to think more.
What do I mean?
The answer is in how we think and in what we think about.
It’s a common habit to dwell on whatever thoughts pop into our mind. We dwell on our problems, we tell ourselves stories that make us feel superior to others, we pretend that we have answers that we don’t really have, and when we are not tooting our own horn we are criticizing ourselves over our short-comings and others over theirs.
A lot of these things are inner conversations we have with ourselves – a running dialogue of praise, criticism, and self-delusion. This is the type of thinking we need less of. This is what I mean when I say that we need to think less.
The irony is that when we learn to think less in this way, we learn to think more in a different way – a better way. We learn to think without thinking. Instead of creating dialogue in our mind or replaying fantasies, we learn to quiet the distortions which drown out a much more subtle and profound voice beneath the surface.