Can we talk.
Can we hear.
Can you read a post on social media, hear a voice in conversation, that isn’t your view, your perspective, your take, your opinion, your belief, your thought…
And be comfortable.
Do you feel the need to correct, attack, judge, talk over, dismiss, defend.
If so why?
Why are you afraid, lacking in confidence, feeling shame, arrogant, aggressive, self-righteous?
Before you talk, think as to why you feel the way you feel. Ask the question. Why?
I envision an art gallery and as I make my way around, viewing each piece I listen to how others are interpreting each creation. What they feel, how it makes them think, what they see.
Similar to taking in a film or a discussion at a book club.
Some views are the same, some are very different.
Some may make you simply go “Hmmm.” While others might make you shake your head, might make your whole body twitch or cause you to collapse
into laughter, or just gratitude.
All these interpretations, with an intention of inviting discussion.
Inviting – not dismissing, not to rile you into aggression.
Is it about winning?
And if you “feel” you’ve won, what is the prize?
Security, comfort, superiority, power.
Will it last or will it be fleeting and leave you scrolling for another post you can jump at or another news report where you can rant and shake a fist at your screen over.
Pumping yourself up.
Only to deflate again and again, always searching for the next place to pounce.
The nagging uncertainty of what is right, what is best, what is true. Can perhaps create an atmosphere where you think it will all be safer, easier, healthier if we all just think the same, do the same, have the same.
But in this world, on this planet, one view, one design, one direction, was never meant to be.
Choice, free will, is a universal law.
You may think you can have the upper hand, but in time, Universal Law, Nature, will rise up and remind us all…
Without expectation of hearing what you think, agreeing with what you choose, seeing what you have envisioned.
We can talk
I choose to trust in this.
Art; Cody Goodspeed
Photos; Unsplash, Group, Kate Kalvach, Three Boys, Refhad, Two Girls, Caroline Hernandez, Man Squinting, Ago Oganseinde, Two Men, Belinda Fewings, Group of Hands, Pinterest, Delissa Blair