Wednesday, June 26, 2013

You are not my enemy

"We are not at war with evil people -- not any of us, not on any side of any issue. We can connect and speak to each other with compassion, intelligence, respect, and reason. Those who disagree with me are *not* my enemies; they are people who believe in something meaningful to them, or people who are doing what they think is right, or people who are afraid, or people who are doing what they think they have to do. 

Blame and vitriol don't get us very far. But speaking out, gathering more information, learning lessons, being brave, communicating with one another, even if it seems pointless -- that might just change everything.
"   - the words of my friend, Megan Morris

This is my heartbeat.

We are different, but the same.  The second I believe another "side" is evil, I believe I have stopped connecting on a human level.  And I will do that.  I have done that.  I have to be forgiving and patient when others do that with me.

As we find our way back to the middle.  To one another.

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