Living Inside Out...Extremes
Without a ‘political’, with a personal, agenda – I am concerned about living in extremes that are causing the shifting away from independent thought, individual respect, and towards group think, the demonizing of those who disagree. The exploitation of fear to motivate decision-making. The manipulation to provide a sense of belonging. How is it ok for companies to implement policies favoring a one-side position, while employing a team that, whatever the percentage, have a variety of opinions? Should organizations speak for an entire demographic? What has happened to open, free exchange of ideas, allowing for educating and compromise? Do work / life boundaries still exist?
I find myself continually embracing the idea to reimagine the possibilities of 'living inside out, in an outside in world'.
Extremes - outside in… There’s a lot of noise. What are the realities, is real? Are we seeking, searching for the whole picture or only what is convenient to know? Who is trustworthy? Always, sadly – should we follow the money?
Extremes - inside out… Know personal values. Balance commonsense. Live by timeless moral codes and civil law. How does an issue, informed of all the facts, align to these beliefs? Speak only for oneself, not others, just self, using I statements. Be not afraid, do not stay silent. Listen to understand.
How are extremes affecting your life, relationships and or work? Can you determine what is outside in thinking and the possibility for inside out perspectives? Please share!
How are you living - your truest inner being, obsessing over external narratives/approvals/belonging, anywhere on the spectrum in between, OR? How much do you know, want to understand your own story and the way it shows up, serves you in life, family, career? It feels like the unpacking for me has been going on for decades, perhaps most influentially the past 5+years. May I support you, wherever you are at, to consider what might be in your baggage? To intentionally cross the door's threshold? Is it time to purposefully live OUR STORIES, 'inside out'?