Language is important, but ultimately insufficient in conveying what is most important.
The apparent contradictions in Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) are the point. And they are an illusion.
Whether spoken aloud or internally, the power of words is vast. They can be used to hurt or heal. They have power to create and destroy. What are your words saying?
Rather than share a more traditional blog post on “lessons learned,” I decided to write a letter to my blog. It surfaced the lessons learned and so much more.
Sometimes what holds us back most is the rules of the game, especially the rules we created.
In a culture that prizes expertise, being perceived as ignorant can feel risky. That’s only one reason why it’s essential to claim your ignorance.
We live in a culture that focuses on curing the symptom but not understanding the origins of the underlying disease. We focus on the source without investigating the cause.