I told him I notice how I'm sometimes averse to making distinctions. I
notice how I would rather have the story. I notice how when I get
distinction, I'm in a space of no problems. I notice how I have to keep
on creating and creating and creating distinctions again and again and
again if I want them to endure. By themselves they seem to have no
longevity. Am I missing something?
response jolted me back to realizing something I already knew yet
didn't want to face full on.
He said "Distinctions have a short half-life, and need to be recreated
from time to time.".
His response more than interested me, more than got my attention. It
woke me up. I didn't hear what he said as if he was
coaching me or as if he was advising me. Rather, I heard
what he said as if he was confirming what was already true for me in
my experience - to which I was
"Am I missing something?".
I love the way he made his point referencing nuclear
and radioactive isotopes. The time taken for its radioactivity to drop
by half is the half-life of an isotope. I love the way he
related distinctions to isotopes saying
distinctions also have a half-life ie their power to bring forth
creativity and freshness drops off over time, hence their need to be
recreated from time to time.