Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Truth is not out there


We make it up as we go along.

How do we make decisions while sitting in a fog, listening for distant footsteps and hoping that their echo will give us a clue as to where we are and more critically what is the way out of the maze?

And yet we all know the experience of seeing less when we add blazing lights to a blinding fog.

Is that what I am doing in seeking the cacophony of consulting voices and their differing visions of my best possible future?

Maybe I need to listen instead to the silence. 

Maybe I need to follow Theseus' lead in slaying the Minotaur and make my own clue in the labyrinth of treatment options.

But even Theseus needed some inside help. And some divine connections.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lea Morrison said...

Brian,

I left another post- but I think it got lost.

You are such a wonderful writer and crusader in your own journey of health. Your continued support of others (like me) is amazing when you are dealing with so much already.

Just stay one step ahead of this!
Lea Morrison

February 15, 2009 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger David Arenson said...

I think we CLLers all need a quiet place, literal or figurative, where we can think. There's a place near my house that I walk to. It's undeveloped land in the desert and has a beautiful view. Many a time I have gone there with a journal and conflicting treatment choices and advice swirling around in my head. Usually, once I get there and sit on a rock and drink in the view, I cam begin to make some sense of it all. Call it my intuition spot, or whatever. There is silence there to listen to, and usually good things come out of it.

February 15, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger CLL SPOUSE said...

Ah, divine connections.

"Be still, and know......" - from Psalm 46. Given 1/2-a-chance, silence often turns out not to be that silent. It's just that I couldn't hear above all my busyness. Hope you find your quiet place!

February 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

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