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Problems and polarities

There are a large number of unsolvable problems in your life.

Barry Johnson – Polarity Management

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In life, we go around in circles.

I choose to send out positive thoughts. I need to face and feel negative emotions.
I want to lose the last ten kilos. I want to accept myself the way I am.
I need quiet time for ordered thoughts. I need social time to stay present and connected.

These are all good things, yet they contradict each other. They’re an infinite loop, with one end solving the problems of the other.

I came across this quote at a workshop. We talked about the business habit of going around in circles.  Centralise, decentralise, innovate, avoid risk; the solutions offered to complex problems are annoyingly interdependent.

That is, they can’t be solved without generating the opposite problem.

It’s the same for many personal issues.

Instead of viewing them as problems, Johnson suggests we recognise and manage them as polarities.

How can we find a way to hold them both in balance?

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