There’s a line in the recent Sherlock Holmes movie that grabbed my attention.
“Give me some evidence, Holmes. With a little mud I can build bricks and from there I can build a case.”
I’m struck by how often we use the evidence we have to wall us into a world view that isn’t kind to us or the people around us. Someone cuts us off in traffic and we take it personally. Our kids are acting out. Proof we’re a bad parent. And so it can go, if we believe our case that we’re failing or not measuring up, somehow.
What I’ve been discovering as I work with my own mind and assist others in inquiry is that there’s another choice.