Thought for the Week

Timothy D. Stein, MFT, CSAT
July 23, 2018

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.” –Elizabeth Gilbert

When our lives and situations are full of obvious and potential problems, we get good at bullshit.  We bullshit others and tell them they have nothing to worry about.  We bullshit those close to us and say we have everything under control and would never allow anything bad to happen to them.  We bullshit ourselves and pretend we can maneuver our way out of the consequences.  Sometimes our bullshit is convincing but the consequences always show up, one way or another.   As long as we embrace our bullshit, nothing changes.

What does it look like when I bullshit others?  What does it look like when I bullshit myself?  Am I tired of my bullshit yet?  What gifts await me as I acknowledge my bullshit and look for other options?