|Outcome depends on opposites
Call me old fashioned, but I still use a fountain pen when I write. In fact, I’m so old fashioned that I still fill my pen from a bottle of ink.
Maybe it’s the ritual that matters. Preparing my pen gives my brain time to order my thoughts so that when words flow onto paper they already make some sense.
Do you know what qualities make for good pen ink? The ability to flow freely and to dry quickly.
Opposites make the ink work. Not either or, but both together.
The same applies to my writing. To produce something of meaning, my thoughts must first flow freely. If my thoughts set too quickly, my output will be blotchy – too bold in some areas and too feeble in others.
I wonder, could this concept apply to people? Could it be that sometimes we need to deploy opposing qualities to be really effective?
Books written and ready
Crossing The Nonsense Divide – steps to finding your path to successful life
The Madiba MindSet – your own Freedom Charter
Torn In The New SA – Living, loving and leaving South Africa
Books being written
Nonsense At Work – nonsense is always at work, so make it work for you
Nonsense Discovered – how I discovered that today’s reality is often tomorrow’s nonsense.
Nonsense Divides – life is a never-ending choosing between sense or nonsense
Bull In The Valley Of Plenty – fleeing the nonsense of the city only to step in the bull of the country