Yesterday a friend on social media posted her dismay that she had been attacked for being too nice. That’s right, too nice.
I suppose the world has arrived at a place where we must always choose a side, no matter the issue. If you’re too nice, clearly you’re not on the side of the haters.
While we are all consumed by news of a killer virus, the (perhaps) worst disease of all may extinguish humanity in its entirety, if we don’t put a stop to it.
The disease is called “my ego need to be right”. As long as we force each other to choose sides and then attack each other for those choices, there will never be any meeting ground for healing and building. We will constantly be stuck in a state of tearing down, doomed in a fatal downward spiral to a black void.
Imagine a time in future when aliens visit Earth, a beautiful place lush with flora and fauna, but strangely void of other life forms. And in their exploration of this lovely planet, they come upon a huge headstone that reads,
“Here lies Humanity. Sadly, they killed each other with their need to be right.”
Personally this is not a future vision that I want to see manifest. As Rumi said,
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”
Yes, we could make that choice to meet there, together. Imagine everyone on the same side, a unified commitment to constantly see, evaluate, and discuss many points of view, without judgement or a need to “have it all my way” or attack.
It would be a beginning…
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