stories for letting go and letting come (15)

5 another day

‘I would say that the demand for the perfect is the greatest enemy of the good.’*

What if good lies on the far side of perfection.  That life lies on the far side of an answer, in another question.

Dan Ariely points to how we label something once we believe we know it, how these labels become ‘anchors,” and how anchors influence our future decisions. In education, we use these anchors to teach children things they aren’t asking questions about.

Life isn’t so much about destinations or conclusions but in the ongoing interplay of the adventure of many things.  We are children asking many questions leading to greater creativity and more curiosity.  Warren Berger writes about children:

‘If they are permitted to do that research – to raise and explore their own questions, through forms of experimentation and without being burdened with instructions – they exhibit signs of more creativity and curiosity.’**

We let go of our anchors to move deeper into he adventure of goodness.

(*From Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward.)
(**From Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question.)


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