Posts Tagged ‘feelings’

An Axe to Grind

December 3, 2011






How you see a person is not necessarily who they really are. Your assessment is biased by your fears, judgments, feelings and expectations. Lao Tuz, the Father of Taoism, expressed this truth beautifully:









Once upon a time a man whose axe was missing suspected his neighbor’s son.

The boy walked like a thief, looked like a (more…)

Tell Me How You Feel!

September 22, 2008

two-guys-talking-in-coffeeshopI recently asked a friend in a restaurant how he was coping with the end of his marriage. He shrugged and said he didn’t know what to say. Thinking I wasn’t being clear, I asked how he was feeling. To my astonishment, he said he doesn’t talk about his feelings. We blinked at each other across the table for a few awkward moments before I clumsily tried to change the subject to something more superficial.

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