Saturday, September 13, 2014

See the Enemy

Our puppy, Moses, has just started to be alarmed by his own reflection. He sees his own image in the TV screen or in the front door to the dryer and starts to bark. He won't take his eyes off of it and to get him to stop we have to cover it or get him to leave the room. Moses thinks that he's barking at an intruder, but he's the one that is causing himself stress.

I think that might accurately describe a lot of the conflicts we face. We make a lot of noise and get out of sorts only to discover that we are the main culprit in our dilemma. We can stay upset over the current circumstances and keep making noise or we can own up to our contribution to the conflict and decide to do something about our part.

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