Figurative Light

Figurative Light

In every life I know, the presence of someone who gives us the space to transform represents a need and a gift. More than just an audience, this individual knows you and values what you say and do. You readily share with this person because s/he usually responds with a mixture of interest and half surprise. “Half” because s/he expects something really good yet never quite knows what that will be. The happy surprise helps build a pathway for whatever positive idea is shared.

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Owning Up to your Mistakes

Owning Up to your Mistakes

You’ve erred. You have three choices: A) Deny it. Try to show that you were not wrong. B) Hide out and hope the situation goes away. C) Admit your mistake, express honest regret, and say what you’ve learned. How important is it to be right? For the mainstream culture, spin has become an acceptable form of communication. Denials of wrongdoing by skirting the issue, justifying, sounding offended, self-important, or throwing doubt on the questioner or accuser is normal.  

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