Understanding is different from agreeing.
Listening for understanding is uncovering what we have in common, not whether we agree or disagree.
All human beings have in common that we think, and we each act on the thinking that we believe is true - our thinking feels true therefore it must be true, but believing something is true is very different from it being true.
All human beings are of the same fabric or energy as nature and the universe. Because we think we are separate we treat each other as separate, but in fact we are one. When we hurt others, we are hurting ourselves. When we truly love ourselves, we naturally love others.
All human beings are conscious. We are born with the awareness to Know that we think and who we are. At any giving moment the possibility of seeing this is present.
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I point to the formless and constant of our experience; that we experience from the inside-out 100% of the time, that we are whole regardless of what we may think, and that we already have all we need to navigate in life. I invite you to listen.