Have you ever been so sure about something, you said you were willing to bet your last dollar on it?
Have you ever been convinced that you couldn’t possibly be wrong about something specific?
Have you ever been delighted by the knowledge that you totally understand a situation and there can be no other way?
If the answer to any of the above was yes, then you must be familiar with the feeling of being wrong…and probably more than once!
It may have been devastating, or could it possibly have been an opportunity or even empowering?
Marianne Williamson said, ‘some people would rather die than change their mind’ when I attended her wonderful lecture.
Actually she said lots of things, and I’ve been reeling and rejoicing with the inspiring and thought-provoking words she delivered.
‘Some people would rather die than change their mind.’
- The kids are fighting and can’t see each other’s view.
- The boss won’t listen to your suggestion.
- Your partner is adamant about what YOU said when you fought.
- The meeting is going all wrong.
- Your mother only sees the unreached potential inyou.
It goes on and on and on….
Marianne Williamson said “there is no greater power that the agreement of two people…everything is possible when we consider the possibility that there might be another way…”
These words spoken in a conflict-stricken land on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 was very poignant, to say the least.
I was moved by her sensitivity, her humble approach. I was moved by the amount of love and grief and pain and beauty in the room. I was moved by the feeling of inner harmony and peace despite the chaos that lives around us.
I realized truly that everything is possible. And that everything starts right here, in the mind and in the heart.
That the agreement of two people is more powerful than all.
I makes me thing about the agreement between the storyteller and the listener, between the coach and the client.
If I can hear your story and you hear mine, we get to experience true connection and become co-creators of our joint story. We become one.
And isn’t that more than half the battle, isn’t that more powerful than all?
Will you change your mind? Will you connect through story?
© Copyright 2011 Lisa Bloom