We get used to doing things a certain way. We have a plan in place. We know where we are going and the fastest way to get there. When you take someone else along, they wander. Our first instinct is to herd them back in line. To get them to follow the directions. To continue it the way we had planned. Our second reaction is to get frustrated because they are not following along. The third phase is to get upset at the delay. To want to yell.
Stopping ourselves from reacting is essential to being able to see things differently. Finding humor in any situation allows us to open up to it. To experience sameness from a different perspective. Controlling our need for control is essential to our ability to open new doors and connect ideas.
April 19, 2006