In the week since Adam Lanza killed 20 innocent young children and six heroic adults in the town of Newport, Connecticut, many people have proclaimed to know why it happened, or at least who or what to blame.
There are many degrees of truth, but no absolute truths, only absolute beliefs.
Informed only by the limited details reported ad nauseum by media, they’ve reached a conclusion.
Well, I’ve got news for them. For the most part, they’re wrong. They’re wrong because they point to one single answer as though it were the absolute truth. There is no single version of the truth. No One Right Answer. Not for Sandy Hook, not for the fiscal cliff, not for your business, not for a better relationship with your teenager. Truth is a compound substance composed of many beliefs. There is no pure element in the periodic table of life called Truth. Continue reading
Jon Mertz, writer of the blog, Thin Difference, has an interesting perspective on my recent post, “Uncouple and Stop Fighting with Your Past” In that post I shared my
To get unstuck, unfurl your sails and focus on the horizon.
view that we need to uncouple from our past so that we can move forward to discover the promise of the life ahead.
Instead, we stay stuck in the hurt of a terrible past, we need to get unstuck from that past and make the commitment to ourselves to live in the present. Continue reading
One of my favorite Brit-coms is “Coupling,” a story about six characters and their past and present relationships with one another. If you’ve never seen an episode, the
Too much attention to the dark past can cause us to miss the bright future in front of us.
American TV shows “Friends” and “Seinfeld” are similar.
Forming and ending relationships is a significant part of life. When a relationship ends, we must uncouple from our expectations about that relationship and from our dreams for our role in it. Jon Mertz, over at Thin Difference talks about living an unlife life. By that, he means leaving in the past those parts that need to stay there so that we can continue on our life’s journey. Uncoupling is necessary for us to continue on our own journey through life. Continue reading