The novelist is not someone who answers questions but someone who asks them. ~Haruki Murakami As a coach, I don’t like to provide answers…directly. My preference is to ask questions akimbo to existing beliefs forcing thought out of parallel opening the brain to incongruence. Then, in the ensuing back and forth possibilities gadabout until a […]
Out of self-protection, I took to wallowing in my own thoughts even more than before. ~Banana Yoshimoto Dreams dashed in one phone call. “It was great meeting you but we have decided not to move forward.” My plan to emigrate to a state of crystalline skies and wide open spaces crushed like an elephant stepping […]
The cure for loneliness, they say, is solitude. ~William Atkins It seems counterintuitive that one must walk alone for long stretches to overcome a fear of loneliness. It’s like saying one must stay awake for weeks to defeat chronic insomnia or binge drink bourbon to cure alcoholism. I began addressing my fear of being alone […]
I dreamed of trying to pull a mask of my face, only to realize that the mask was my face. ~Viet Thanh Nguyen Our masks grow layer by layer by layer with a stealth ensuring we are unaware we have become a parody of societal expectations and the authentic soul is buried so deep we […]
I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself. ~Franz Kafka As much as I would like to spill my guts for all to see, be a transparent human able to easily connect with others, to know and be fully known, the […]
So long as I have questions to which there are no answers, I shall go on writing. ~Clarice Lispector What is the value of cats? The questions without answers tend to be the most interesting questions. Questions with answers are a dead-end street. Answer = Stop. Park the car for eternity. No more thinking required.
Truth is often accompanied by intense pain, and almost no one is looking for painful truths. ~Haruki Murakami The truth about painful truth is that it is the truth we need to walk through to overcome the pain from the avoided truth. The process requires us to let go of the subtly painful lies we […]