I was speaking with a colleague the other day who seems to have it all. Whenever I teach with her, I am always completely smitten by her eloquence, warmth, humour and breadth of knowledge and understanding. She rang me to discuss some work issue and within our conversation she said to me, ‘You make it look so easy’.
I was shocked. Taken aback. I think I actually laughed outright. I then went into a tirade of telling her all the ways that I am ‘not good enough’.
And in her truly insightful way, she recalled a proverb:
We often compare our back stage chaos to others’ feature performance.
It was such a moment of relief to connect with my colleague in this way. The two of us witnessing the beauty that each of us offer to the world, while also acknowledging our vulnerability as a shared experience.
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