It would be interesting, perhaps, to explore what we are turning our back on right now. It could be we are refusing to deal with an important though not yet urgent issue. Maybe we are consciously ignoring a question of little or no value to us.
Regardless of what we are turning our back on, by definition we are choosing to face something else in this instance. The act of deciding how we use our time, energy and other resources, is a key element of what it is to be a free individual.
On occasions we might choose to follow society, take the easy route through the moment and accept whatever happens as a result. That said, turning our back on this option, we get to exercise a responsibility for how we live.
Possibly the decision-making process is clouded by the presence of unclear positions. Few things are indeed so precisely structured to oblige us to select either ‘this’ or ‘that’. We can, for example, often turn around again after turning our back to embrace whatever is now before us, so to speak.
As with everything, our attitude towards our experience has the power to influence how we live the question and also the way we recall it at a later date.
For now, thanks for reading this ‘Turning our back‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).