A conversation for understanding
Is rare, yet primary.
Most times we are wanting to be understood as the priority. Towards that we force our stories and circumstance on others.
The feeling of being misunderstood, unseen, regarded as irrelevant, inconsequential, not smart enough, connected enough, rich enough…comes from a place of scarcity. Our consumer industrial complex feeds this lack, for it profits from our mythology of inadequacy.
To commit to understanding the other, to being led by a curiosity based on a desire for connectivity and understanding, is an antidote to our emptiness.
To truly want to understand another world view, why they took this action that may have offended you, is a step towards healing the polarity that seeks to rent our world apart.
In the practise of seeking first to understand we also heal the place of lack inside us.
It is not easy. It will bring us closer to compassion.
Ah…more compassion on Earth…what a change that would be.
*For a process to have ‘A Conversation for Understanding,’ which is a very powerful tool, click here.
Photo taken May 13th, 2019
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About Dr Christine McDougall
A STEWARD TO MAP MAKERS – TO ENTREPRENEURS AND LEADERS WHO ARE WRTING THE NEW MAPS FOR THEIR ENTERPRISE FOR A WORLD WITH A FUTURE
Christine is an internationally recognised facilitator, practitioner, teacher coach, and authority in integrative systems design, human relational design, deep wealth design and regenerative enterprises. She has held large multi-stakeholder initiatives towards a better future or all, managing diversity, complexity and various stages of human development.
As the principal of 2:23AM – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change, where consideration of both the short term profitability and the long term costs/effects are added to the balance sheet on day one, raising the question of how else might we be successful without robbing from our children’s future.
To learn more visit www.223am.com
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