Tuesday Mar. 3, 2015
Do you have moments like these?
Complaining to suppliers, castigating telemarketers, arguing philosophy with friends or pitching woo, someone new – potential client, potential friend …
When we say something, words flow easily, immediately, effortlessly … which sometimes means thoughtlessly, dangerously or inconsiderately.
When we go whoa-slow – when we think about it, debate inside our heads – then act, is what we say or do any better?
If we can’t be authentic, we can’t expect very much good …
When we pause to cogitate, is that wiser?
I’ve had several of these debate/no-debate situations lately where I know I got it wrong. How do I know that? Well, I didn’t get the outcome I wanted, therefore it must be wrong …
Listening to myself I know that’s not right.
Authenticity isn’t an outcome.
It is who we are.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -16C/3F very early, strong breeze, clear – massive moon hanging on west wall of darkness – Gusta felt the wind, I felt the chill … we hustled back for breakfast.
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