Communicating Boundaries

If we do not accept our limitations, we cannot expect anyone else to either. In order to set boundaries around our limitations, we must first acknowledge and admit them to ourselves. This is not easy to do. We simultaneously believe ourselves capable of much more and much less than our true potential allows for. This…

Empathetic Boundaries

We can empathize with others without being moved to act.  Not all problems require a solution.  In fact, not all problems have a solution.  Some problems are simply problems.  Even if a solution is available, however, our intervention is not always necessary, advisable, or even desirable.  There are times when merely feeling for someone is…

Our Boundaries

We have no right to be angry when we allow others to cross our boundaries.  Our integrity is ours, not theirs, to maintain.  Of course, people who respect us will also respect our boundaries, but only if we do first.  On the other hand, people who do not respect us may never respect our boundaries,…

Deciding On Traction

“I’m going to never think about these knobs again. I’m never going to think about this guitar again. These are the settings and I’m now just going to worry about being creative with the sound I have… I’ve got the guitar I’ve got and now I’m going to put all of my energy into imagination…