Now that I travel for work and leisure, I retain some of this wonder. I still coordinate schedules in order to call a loved one when I am multiple time zones ahead or behind but I now realize that we are each living in the same moment... even if the time is different.
|What time zone do you live in?|
For example, the foundations of reality -- the facts -- may be the same, but our paths toward understanding may diverge. This awareness allows me freedom to ask questions and to explore interpretations or meanings that I haven't considered. Dialogue, in a way, allows us the flexibility to coordinate schedules of understanding so that we are no longer disconnected by conclusions that separate us.
|Are you confused when others see a situation differently?|
Accepting that dialogue zones must be coordinated and examined provides opportunities -- or invitations -- to reconnect with a loved one, friend, and work colleague. Unlike my childhood conclusion that my grandparents lived in the future, I can live in the moment with those I choose to sit with, listen to, and understand.
|What dialogue zone would you like to inhabit?|
- Am I willing to release earlier conclusions that anchor me in my dialogue zone?
- Can I entertain that another zone is as valid as mine?
- What would it look like for me to schedule a visit to a friend's understanding of reality?
Happy travels this week as you explore your dialogue zone and others!
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