BLIND SPOTS

“Look out!” She screams.

 

He swerves back into his lane

and pushes out a relieved breath.

“I didn’t see him.  That was close.”

 

What’s holding us back

Is often so close we can’t see it.

 

An idea

a belief,

a habit

gets so ingrained that even when we look at it,

we don’t notice it.

We don’t see how it affects us.  

 

Friends are too polite to tell us.

Family says, “That’s just how she is.”

 

All the while, we are getting ready to change lanes.

The crash is coming.

 

Therapists,

coaches,

12-step groups

do their best work

when they reveal our blind spots.


Who’s in your passenger seat?