Puzzle or Mystery?

Rubic's cube - curious

Is this a puzzle or is it a mystery? Don’t decide too soon! A puzzle is something solvable. It has one right answer. I love this definition of the verb “puzzle”: to “solve or understand something by thinking hard.” This makes me laugh. Hard thinking seems to be what we do when we don’t understand […]

Embrace the Questions

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live […]

Seeing Potential

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I can […]

Perception – The Map is not the Territory

The Map is not the Territory Have you ever heard this expression — “The map is not the territory?”  Stephen Covey talks about this concept in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  I imagine the GPS in my car.  It does a great job of laying out the streets and many landmarks […]

Trust-Building Behavior #8 – Say What is So

Trust-Building Behavior #8 – Say What is so                 In this section, we will discuss telling the truth about (1) the kinds of things we don’t want to see and therefore ignore; and (2) the kinds of things we often don’t tell the truth about. 1.            Things we Ignore                 In this behavior, I am […]