HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T AGREE WITH?
It is my belief that love should be given unconditionally – it is not contingent on whether I agree or don’t agree with someone on an issue.
If we are fundamentally opposed to beliefs then there is a good chance that I wouldn’t love that person in the first place, unless of course, they were family. You can love someone without having to like them – or agree with them on issues.
In my world, the big issues are politics, money and music. Religion these days doesn’t make much of a dent in the conversation. But sexuality, indigenous issues and economics do!
It would be a pretty boring world if I were to spend time only with people who agree with me and my opinions. Though I enjoy a good debate, when the conversation is over I prefer to agree to disagree if it’s an issue on the lower end of the fundamental to my character and importance scale.
As for love. The question is whether or not the issue is big enough to have it cause a rift in the unconditional, then act accordingly.
I enjoy answering tough questions if for no other reason to challenge myself to dig deep and tap into what I know to be true to my core, for me, no bullshit; and, I want to encourage others to show up and answer their own tough questions. In the midst of packing and moving in mid-October 2020, I got an email from BestSelf™ about an ICEBREAKER “Deeper Talk” deck. A deck? Hello? I’m IN! This deck contains 150 questions split across 6 different categories: Beliefs, Courage, Dreams, Exposed, Life Lessons and Self-Awareness. How tough can it be? We’re about to find out. 150 weeks of answers. (I’m so much better with giving the answers than asking the questions.) I do hope you share your answers with me! #letshaveaconversation #deepertalkdeck
“THE ART OF CONVERSATION IS THE ART OF HEARING AS WELL AS OF BEING HEARD.” – William Hazlitt