Have you noticed that in disasters, people don’t ask what your political party is before they pull you out of a burning car, or if you’re a Christian before they stand for hours in front of your home adding sandbags to a wall trying to push back an overflowing river?
None of those things matter in emergencies, because we’re down to bare-bones: I give my energy to your energy to help save your life, your child, your home, whatever—I’m here. Somehow, when things go really bad, we move to another level of consciousness, or communication. The situation is CLEAR and so are we: We know what needs to be done. The worst disasters bring out the best in us. Isn’t that amazing?
It shouldn’t be so hard to take the next step in our evolution, should it? Imagine this: “I respect you as a fellow human being. I respect that you may have views different from mine, and that they’re valid to you. I haven’t walked in your shoes, so I’m allowing there are reasons you feel the way you do. I also acknowledge that I don’t know everything, and that I have much to learn. Let’s see what we can work out together.”
What a change that would be, eh?