Seek first to understand

I find myself stepping back, surrendering my truth, my belief that I’m smart and that I know, and that others are ignorant and bigoted, and instead seeking to understand, not because I need to understand, but because there is understanding to be had in this moment, dare I say, enlightenment. I voted for Hilary, not Trump, and I voted for Bernie, not Hilary. It behooves me to seek to understand what I am missing from my echo chamber, what the majority is seeing and experiencing that I’m not. And my judgment that others are ignorant and bigoted only gets in my way of understanding what I clearly do not understand: where I repress, hide, and deny my own ignorance and bigotry. I am missing something. I am, not them. This is the space I can learn and grow from.
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” ~ Stephen Covey

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This is it, and it’s perfect. 

This isn’t it; it’s not perfect.

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This is it, and it’s perfect. 

“This is it and it’s perfect” is not about apathy or resignation or inaction, it’s about being present to what is… this present moment… the only place possibility and creativity can exist; it is the eternal and ever present 💥Big Bang💥, the source of something from nothing… magic.

Right now, and in any moment, notice if you are tantruming, “This ISN’T it!!! I don’t like it. It’s not perfect!” or if you are efforting “This is it, and it’s perfect” and without choosing… let it be as it is.

Be In Possible

“1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
~ Arthur C. Clarke’s Three Laws (of Prediction)

“Witchcraft to the ignorant, …. Simple science to the learned.” ~ Leigh Brackett

“For every expert, there is an equal and opposite expert.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke