February 18th - Inside are the answers...
I know this, but it is always nice to be reminded, the answers are internal – not external. How often that is the conversation we engage in, thinking we are wanting help with a decision, a problem…a bit of friendly advice, direction. And how often, we then do our way.
I am full of answers but knowing this to be true, I need to be full of questions, listening, support. It is a fine balance to walk, respecting one’s autonomy and providing helpful information for consideration. Being blessed by many experiences in life, I have a breadth of a knowledge base to draw upon and when I am not thinking I start projecting answers. Missing out on hearing and learning from another’s response.
I do notice more now, that when I am asking it is less about the answer and more about having a healthy exchange of thoughts and ideas. It’s also seeking a bit of affirmation. And sometimes, it is just wanting to speak out loud to hear myself.
Inside out in an outside in world.
Hmmm, be still and listen…day 208!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!