What if "but" was a code for "yes I see it, BUT I am not ready to feel it, heal it or seal it? Behind every but is an excuse, denial, rejection or fear.
It is easy to see what is behind other people's but. But, can we see what is behind our own? It is always harder to see our own buts.
When but follows a positive statement it has to go in the opposite direction to respond. Otherwise, it would not be a but. It will be an "and." This is true for a negative statement and vice versa.
Your but is on the opposite side of whatever you are facing. Whenever we refuse to face something we give it our but. Are we facing what is in front of us or are we giving it our but?
What is behind your but?