The above quote from Sargent Johnny Joey Jones is poignant and reminds me to remember to check myself.
It’s easy to ask what appears to be an “innocent” or “well intended” question when it’s loaded with bias, unintentional hurt or ignorance.
Learning to slow down, check in and realize that unexamined questions without the background of a trusting relationship can hurt or cause distance in your relationship – whether you intended to or not.
For me, this is a practice I’m continuing to work on with intention and attention. I need it.
Patience and progress with myself as I learn and grow.
This is where the work begins.