One day he says one thing; the next another. He just doesn’t seem to “know his own mind.” If only he would stick to what he said.
Frustrating, but are we really any different?
It’s a curious thing…
We’re well aware of our own uncertainty about our choices. We know we compromise in the face of complex circumstances, often inconsistently. We know we can be conflicted about issues in our lives, and moreover that it’s a lifelong journey to work these out.
We somehow imagine others will be clear in their own minds; that they will be congruent in their behavior, and that they will have sorted out their inner conflicts, despite the evidence of our own experience. Then we’re surprised when it turns out they aren’t.
What changes when you allow people in your world the same scope for inconsistency you experience within yourself?
How congruent do you think we really are, day-to-day, and are others more or less conflicted than you? What do you think?