It is believed that the expressions ‘out in left field’ and ‘from left field’’ first used in the 1930’s, were references to baseball.
There are many explanations of why left field might signify: disoriented, out of contact with reality, nonsensical, absurd and out of the blue, but all relate to baseball’s far left field.
One possibility is that is was a reference to the Neuropsychiatric Institute located behind left field in the old West Side Park in Chicago!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
A SIX STEP PROGRAM TO GET OUT OF LEFT FIELD:
Forgive yourself when you get it wrong!
But learn to listen!
Yeah, you want to be open to your own experience . . .
But maybe, just maybe, when more than one - okay maybe more than two – other people sound the alarm – it wouldn’t hurt to consider it . . .
Sure we all have histories with our parents telling us things we refused to believe . . .
But maybe, once in awhile, even they were right . . .
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