But, and, possibility – The 200 words project

Here’s this week’s 200 word idea from The Art of Possibility by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander..

Rosamund Zander says – “Imagine you are in Florida for summer vacation and find it raining heavily. You hate it because you went to Florida for the sun and many rounds of golf. But, what can you do? You can choose to reject it with a ‘but’ and sulk – “I wanted to have fun but it is raining.”

Or you can choose to accept it with an ‘and’. “I wanted to have fun and it is raining.”

This opens up to the next question – what can you do about it? You have many options – get lots of rest, play board games, watch movies, eat great food, or take a flight to a sunny place.

So, as the Zanders point out, if you are short sighted, don’t complain about not being able to see. Pick up your glasses and explore the possibilities.” Only with acceptance do we have possibility. And, we can get started by replacing the “but” with an “and.”


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‘The capacity to be present to everything that is happening, without resistance, creates possibility.’ | Ben and Roz Zander