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Yes, but…

August 15, 2014

Source of Inspiration


Every time we say, “yes, but…”
a door slams on an opportunity.
We defend ourselves by avoiding
another’s point of view, thus
keeping our thoughts narrow.

Pay attention to how often you
say, “yes, but…” and what brings
these words forth: fear, guilt,
resistance to change, self-
rightousness, stubbornness are triggers.

Instead, change to phrases like:
“That’s interesting, I hadn’t considered that.”
“I need to think about that some more.”
“Thank-you for sharing your point of view.”
“Tell me more about that.”
When said with loving intent,
you leave the door open for further
understanding and possibility
of growth for all.

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Submitted to Monday Poetry Potluck
http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2011/07/poetry-potluck-week-43-life-in-free.html

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