Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #134 — Time to face the music.

Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #134 — Time to face the music.Many years ago, a client of mine found themselves wrestling with self-acceptance. That was the actual issue even though they came to the call wanting to address acceptance by others. So I challenged them to stand in front of a full-length mirror for 30 minutes … naked. And with their eyes open. They were not happy with that challenge. At least not at the time. The purpose for that challenge is captured perfectly by James Baldwin:"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."Humans have become exquisitely adept at turning away from things they'd rather not face. That's a luxury that the safety of modern society affords us … the ability to turn away from things that we don't want to address. Call it a luxury or call it privilege. Either way, avoiding issues merely soothes us in the short term. It does not serve us — individually or societally — in the long run.What in your world is waiting to be faced?

Posted by David Taylor-Klaus on Monday, September 14, 2020

Episode #134 — Time to face the music.

Many years ago, a client of mine found themselves wrestling with self-acceptance. That was the actual issue even though they came to the call wanting to address acceptance by others. So I challenged them to stand in front of a full-length mirror for 30 minutes … naked. And with their eyes open. They were not happy with that challenge. At least not at the time.

The purpose for that challenge is captured perfectly by James Baldwin.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
— James Baldwin

Humans have become exquisitely adept at turning away from things they’d rather not face. That’s a luxury that the safety of modern society affords us … the ability to turn away from things that we don’t want to address.

Call it a luxury or call it privilege. Either way, avoiding issues merely soothes us in the short term. It does not serve us — individually or societally — in the long run.

What in your world is waiting to be faced?

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