📅 Thought for today:
‘It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.’
— Noël Coward
#thoughtfortoday #honesty #truth #deceit #lying #shocking #therapist
The book I was reading yesterday (one of them) is about Supervision – not being someone’s boss, helping someone reflect and grow.
The book is “In Love With Supervision” by Robin & Joan Shohet.
I will be in training with Robin next month for nearly a year, and this book is the basis for the course.
It prompted thoughts about all manner of things, and in particular, telling the truth.
Not so much about truth in opinions, or the difference between opinion and truth.
More about our relationships, and the little ways in which we tell lies to protect ourselves, or others.
For instance when you decline an invitation because you don’t want to go but you say you’ve been pinged by the COVID app.
Or you receive a gift which someone put a lot of thought and hard-earned money into buying for you, and you really don’t like it.
And the myriad other ways we build webs of little lies around ourselves.
I am wondering if this is actually a good thing?