November 4th, 2011 | Specific | 0 Comments
‘tis nobler wants to show you a painting. More accurately, ‘tis nobler wants to show you a painting of a painting. To be fully truthful, it’s a painting of a painting of a painting. No, that’s not quite right; it’s a painting of a painting of a painting of a painting. Still not there, but it’s time to change direction otherwise we’d continue to follow the paintings of paintings deeper and deeper.
And, as you explore ever deeper, you realise that this is just like experiential learning and behavioural change; whatever way you look at it, you should always try to look beneath and beyond the immediate. The ‘painting’ may be nice but what can be found beneath and beyond the immediate ‘painting’ represents true value and perhaps your true values.
Beneath and beyond don’t just shape what you do, they can also shape how you feel about it. According to some recent research, beneath and beyond feelings can reach the surface without you being aware of what lies beneath and beyond. When ‘tis nobler stresses the core principle:
What you do tells me more about the situation than it does about who you are,
it is important to remember that there are situations beneath and beyond the immediate situation being observed. Why are you doing that? Why are you feeling like that? Answers to these questions may be partly anchored in the immediate but they are also always likely to reflect goals, attitudes and values beneath and beyond the immediate.
Beneath and beyond are measures of depth and distance that indicate where valid and enduring answers may be found. Where will you find your whys? Will you always find it in the obvious and immediate or will you explore beneath and beyond?