Own what owns you
One of my favorite movies is M, a 1931 German thriller.
I have watched it many times, it shakes me up every time.
Now, I have written about it, and here I go again.
This time I want to bring your attention to a different aspect, a way to watch it, that will make a huge difference for you. Continue reading "Own what owns you"
I had a conversation with Zsuzsa, a friend of mine from architecture school.
I normally hide from her, because she is traditionally very negative. But last instant messaging we had she sounded upbeat, so I thought, I'd give it a try. I know how to break off a conversation when it goes south.
As fate has it, she broke her hand a few months ago, it didn't heal well, and she has had a lot of pain. Interestingly it has changed her. Permanently or temporarily, I don't know. My hunch is that it is temporary...
Anyway, I shared with her my experience with the nose bleed. She didn't quite grasp it at first. She has had nose bleeds but her first thought wasn't: this is the beginning of the end, so for her the chance of a breakthrough with that would have been small.
On the other hand, given that she is an architect, her right hand is her bread and butter, so creating a new way to look at it was a definite breakthrough for her.
I was mulling over this today as I was washing my hands in the bathroom.
"You need to trust the whisper inside your head that says that what's happening is a good thing." I thought, but then I cringed. Some 58 years ago I thought just that and where did it lead me?!
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