(#383) Creating Direction

While simple dichotomies may be deceptively simplistic,
they can provide a starting point for conversation and movement.

Each day we have the opportunity to provide light or darkness. We provide direction or obfuscation.

With every decision and interaction, we can choose various paths.

Among the many paths in front of us, we can create the paths of:

  • Authenticity or Arrogance
  • Brother/sisterhood or Bigotry
  • Compassion or Cruelty
  • Development or Destruction
  • Enlightenment or Embarrassment
  • Friend or Foe
  • Graciousness or Grumpiness
  • Helpfulness or Hindrance
  • Humility or Hubris
  • Involvement or Indifference
  • Joyfulness or Jadedness
  • Kaizen or Kerfuffle
  • Listener or Loudmouth
  • Mindfulness or Mindlessness
  • Nurturing or Negativity
  • Openness or Obstruction
  • Practicality or Pontification
  • Quiet or Quarrelsome
  • Risk or Risk-adverse
  • Strength or Stressor
  • Tolerance or Terror
  • Unity or Upheaval
  • Vigor or Vapidness
  • Wisdom or Whining
  • Xenial or Xenophobic
  • Yays or Yelling
  • Zest or Zap


Video recommendation of the week.

Our choices reflect our experiences and accumulated wisdom.


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3 Responses to (#383) Creating Direction

  1. Mimi Folk says:

    Wonderful list of choices!
    Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. marianbeaman says:

    Great list – I had to click on Kaizen. Kerfuffle I know all about – ha!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: (#384) Without Relationships What Do You Have? | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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