The Tickle of a Feather

“If you’re open to learning, you get your life-lessons delivered as gently as the tickle of a feather. But if you’re defensive, if you stubbornly persist in being right instead of learning the lesson at hand, if you stop paying attention to the tickles, the nudges, the clues—boom! Sledgehammer.”
― Gay Hendricks

From the book The First Rule of Ten: A Tenzing Norbu Mystery

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Oprah has said something similar! Lessons start out as a whisper, but if you ignore them they’ll burn your house down. Something to strive for!

  2. Haha yes been there!

  3. This makes a nice soundbite, but I do not believe it’s true.