Sunday, July 20, 2008

Different Time Zones

I've been doing a few mediations lately where the timing of the partners is way out of sync.  It often happens in divorce that one person can't wait and the other is dragging his/her feet.  So what do you do?  Well, as my friend Rachel Green says, "A train can only go as fast as its slowest wheel."  

Mediation is a voluntary process. and it must be done in tandem, so the rabbit has no choice but wait for the hare to catch up.  This can be frustrating for the hare, but the best decisions are those that are made from a place of being relatively centered.  The key here is to think long-term!

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