We are conditioned to believe in a binary reality, and that the answers to problems lie within the A or the B that we already know. Two choices, that’s it. If A is broken, we move over to B. Or if we don’t like B at all, we try to fix A.
Our world is in a place of extreme fragmentation. What if A and B are both irreparably damaged? What if the solutions just aren’t there? And yet, we tell ourselves they must be, if we just keep looking hard enough.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
Let your mind go free. How about a C? Or better yet, a C, D, E, etc – new ideas and perspectives outside of the same old A and B? To create a better world, it is essential that we divorce ourselves from the binary mind trap and get imaginative.
11th Hour © Susan L Hart 2019
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