(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)


“It looked so bad I had to close my eyes to see it.”

Pam Straus


Coaching Point: Just about everything has its useful and not so useful sides. Sometimes we can be distracted by a distasteful outer and fail to see and take advantage of a useful inner. For instance, looking at the political process of a democracy can be off-putting, but seeing into the results of the process is uplifting. Or, when traveling, having a strange looking meal placed in front of you, only to discover that it tastes wonderful and is highly nutritious. The skill is in the seeing. Is there any place you can practice looking beyond the outer, distracting, perhaps even distasteful, to see the useful essence within?


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