Where is the bridge to connect these contradictory impressions so that everyone on all sides can agree? (Meaning we are all understood)
Is such a peaceful arrangement and understanding unrealistic here on this platform?
To which of these questions … or both?
I’d welcome your further comments @Andrew_Baines
The disconnect from consistent positions shows there is room for growth in understanding. There isn’t a Pollyanna Kumbaya place in the realities of abortion … war and killing and the many other unexplainable atrocities we witness in this life. There is not a winning side on these complex emotional topics.
Integral communication is trying to understand where everyone stands and respecting others enough to engage honestly and consistently. Those of us with lesser “thinking abilities” (like me) can follow the discussions to gain greater clarity on the subject matter to discover our own positions.
@FermentedAgave has been winning my admiration and has expanded my thinking by his consistency and continuity. From my vantage point he offers respectful yet intense challenges to the orthodoxies most prevalent here.
When answers to honest questions turn into mumbo-jumbo of circular reasoning and strawman finger-pointing we are failing ourselves and each other on this integral calling.
Thankfully some strong less vocal participants like you @Andrew_Baines and @steljarkos have shown-up here on this string to bring some intellectual meat back to the conversation. I do thank you both and send Love to all the participants here! ~ Peace