If the goal is to engage in meaningful dialogue that provides a perspective that your scene partner has not perhaps considered, or to simply keep the lines of communication open for more growth... name calling, dumping statistics and bickering about hypotheticals (especially doing any of this over text or comments on FaceBook) is **unlikely** to help you do that.
Most people know that already, but still get caught up offering those unhelpful contributions, because they were motivated to "enter the scene" by feelings that happen when we aren't in that optimal headspace.
The picture below indicates the headspace/heart-space that will ideally help you **build something you're proud of** with a scene partner who disagrees with you IF THE GOAL IS TO DO SO.
... when we enter the scene fueled by rage, defensiveness, self righteousness, resentment, anxiety, the need to prove something or flat out pessimism that it's still possible to build something beautiful, it's really easy for well meaning people to execute confrontation in a way that does not reflect the love that truly is in their hearts. I've been there!!
I'm sending tons and tons of love and light to the **MANY** friends I have (of various political persuasions) who have the intention of making the world a better a place; a place that is just, equitable and safe for **everyone.**
May we be peacemakers in the way we debate the path to this vision. May we give our scene partners opportunities to show us the love they are rooted in beyond the bumper stickers on their cars. May we pave the way to the future we envision with the same grace, love and compassion we imagine is waiting for us at the destination.
We are more alike my friends, than we are unalike. Yes, we are more alike my friends than we are unalike.
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