I admit... I am tired! Not because of COVID-19 and the guidelines that I am following. Not because of the extended heat and humidity in the Southwest. Not because of the natural disasters that are striking many areas of our country.
No, my tiredness comes from the division and disarray in our society. There are so many reasons to come together and work toward a "more perfect union." Instead, so many of us -- and myself included! -- are willing to label and accuse others of what is wrong with our world.
It feels so hopeless. I don't know what to do?
|Is your world in disarray?|
I have been reviewing dialogue material studied a few years ago... with the hope of unlocking wisdom that has been forgotten. A number of dialogue program graduates met via Zoom over several days this past week... with a desire to share our experiences and renew our energy. I have mentored and been mentored... with the hope of understanding.
But, what happens when:
- Facts are in dispute?
- People don't want to dialogue (listen, share, and understand)?
- Truth seems to be in question?
I admit... I am tired!
- Set aside our assumptions and judgments?
- Asked questions to explore another person's views?
- Sought out aspirations in common (rather than differences that divide)?
- What are you experiencing?
- Help me to understand.
- How can I help?
|Are you willing to add your piece of the Truth?|
What vision of America do you have? Are we there yet? How do we move forward?
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