top of page

The Art of Defusing

It is a noble pursuit to want to defuse a difficult situation, but one that demands humble awareness. The success of our attempt to bring calm and direction to an otherwise explosive and stagnant/regressive situation depends to a large extent upon our knowledge of it.

The clue can be found in the origin of the word, which lies in the act of defusing wires on live bombs.

Much like its origin, it pays to know what one is doing when attempting to defuse. Cut the wrong wire, and instead of defusing the bomb, you might blow yourself up.

Recent Posts

See All

Blame & Accountability

On the value of mindfully discerning between blame and accountability

The War of Art

A transparent reflection on how my mother’s lifelong fight against patriarchy taught me that to make art we must be willing to also wage war

Acceptance & Tolerance

On the value of practicing discernment between acceptance and tolerance while using it as a mindfulness tool


bottom of page