Messenger

Sometimes the messenger needs to remember to not shoot the messenger. When the Message is heard, the messenger is polite – without rudeness, direct, without smoke and mirrors. Life is conflicting Truth… thwarting community. Love holds opposing Word… dancing with divergence. When the Message is real, the messenger must educe – a heartfelt response, notContinue reading “Messenger”

MisCommunication

An expectation can be misunderstood, and, after the fact, it feels like an undue demand. Incomplete communication… can become a blustery exchange – clueless cross words. The root of the problem is oftentimes a false notion from an incomplete conversation. To listen after speaking is important for being heard clearly, and makes for proper reacting.Continue reading “MisCommunication”

Ready

I believe I must be prepared. Ready is where I begin. The Law of Unintended Consequences gives me pause and makes my response measured. Accommodation is needed, cooperation is wanted, readiness is being open. The plan is not predestined, I realize “Yes” affirms, I validate “No” denies. Ready prepares the way, willing supports the choice,Continue reading “Ready”

Conflict

Some say conflict is all good; others say no good can come of it. Yes, conflict can be counterproductive, when confronted by selfish motives – the adversity is viewed as conditions to be dismissed or overcome. Or, conflict can be oh… so productive, when accepted with shared intentions – calmness persists in the adversity toContinue reading “Conflict”

Don Kuhn

We met at the corner and Don said “let’s go this way” – on the labyrinth walk Don mastered measured response.   Our paths crisscrossed often often when I reversed course – calm in adversity Don had been there and done that.   In the labyrinth, the way is clear and undefined – a carefulContinue reading “Don Kuhn”