Sometimes coaching or consultancy clients comment on the depth of the work we are doing, the suggestion being that they find it unusual to be operating beneath the everyday.
But the thing is…
Unless we seek to understand our world at a fundamental, first principles level, we really can’t be sure we’re on solid ground. We can’t be sure we’re building on firm foundations.
The only way to have certainty is to start from fundamental simplicities. Some of them may be contradictory of course, but then peace comes from balancing the contradictions.
This need to balance opposites is often obvious at the deep level, whereas in the superficial, we may fool ourselves into thinking there is a single right answer.
Mastery comes from handling the fundamentals well.