With black and white thinking, we’re missing out all the wonderful stuff in the middle. By embracing the grey, it opens up a world of colour and choice.
This world enables us to see people, options, and ourselves as complex, rich and nuanced. We can select the things that work and ditch the things that don’t. That means we’re free to take a bit of this and a bit of that. The inner critic can be silenced. And we can build relationships, an environment, a career, a life that really work for us. Over time, we can learn to play, experiment, learn and share. And that’s all with kindness and compassion – for ourselves and others.
Star (2019) sums it up perfectly:
“Allowing ourselves to venture into uncertainty is, paradoxically, a way to see more clearly: not in black and white or even gray, but in complex, dazzling rainbow.”3
Free yourself from the shackles. Jump into a wonderful world of colour.