Is there only one way?

Over the past few weeks, I have been delving more and more into communication techniques that make use of a form of Dialogue developed by the late physicist David Bohm. I have also felt encouraged to look through some of the books that I have acquired that deal directly with other communication strategies, particularly those that focus on working though difficult situations.

One book in particular, entitled Synergic Inquiry proposed what I felt was a very interesting perspective. Instead of working with the narrative that most people think that their way is the "right" way to do something, the authors directly challenge the myth that there is one "right" way to do anything.

From their perspective, the idea that one is doing something the "right" way stems from the assumption or myth that there is a "right" way to do something in the first place. I feel as though this is an incredibly potent observation, since it delves deeper into the mythic structures that many of us can carry with us.

Do you assume that there is only one "right" way to do something?

Does this then lead you to believe that the way you do things "must" be that one "right" way?

These are some of the thoughts that I've had surrounding this insight - hopefully they will help spark some questions of your own!