Chapter 12. Develop Your Witness

The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.

—T. S. Eliot

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tightly closed in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.

—Anaïs Nin

"DURING FIVE OUT OF SEVEN conversations yesterday I gave advice," said Jeremy, a twenty-eight-year-old finance student. "I must think I'm master of the universe. My elephant tried to solve other people's problems, even when they didn't have problems. I listened just long enough to interject my view. The thoughts just seemed to jump into my mouth."

Jonathan, an operations student in the MBA program, had a similar experience. "I could see myself trying to top other people ...

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