The Pali word mettā means to accept all things without necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with them, judging them, or being influenced by them. The mettā way is non-competitive cooperation without prejudice. This is a powerful mindset shift that can help you calm your mind, make better decisions, and invite more love, kindness, and happiness into your life.
The ancients gave us many maps to seek out their wisdom and they have hidden the clues to deciphering them in plain sight. It is up us to connect the dots and adjust our path. The mettā way then seeks to make associations, connect the old with the new, and give you the tools you need to make deep personal change. We hope you will join us on this journey.
Mental models help you gain an understanding of your world. If you know what causes a phenomenon; what results from it; how to influence, control, initiate, or prevent it; how it relates to other phenomena, or how it resembles them; how to predict its emergence and development, what its internal or underlying structure is; then, to some extent, you understand it. Just like a clock functions as a model of the Earth’s rotation, small-scale models of reality need neither be wholly accurate or fully representative of what they model in order to be useful. In fact, the usefulness of a model is not increased by adding information to it beyond a certain limit.
Mettā models, adapted from the great traditions, takes a first-principles approach to knowledge and beliefs. It eschews certain conventional word views and causes you to question others.
I’m Myron (say hello on Twitter) and I created Mettā to share better ways of living by breaking habitual ways of thinking.
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