Building Bridges between the left & right through dialogue, reconciliation and action.
Listening: the lost art. People get paid a lot of money to listen. Do it for free. When you find yourself in the presence of a point of view that raises the hair on your arms, listen anyway. Listen with the intent to better understand. Do it for yourself. Do it for your own peace of mind.
When someone you know disagrees with a belief that you hold dear, ask him or her about a life experience that led to that conclusion. Ask questions that clarify what you don't understand. Listen.
Tell Your Story
People will listen to the human experience long before they will suffer through another person's opinion. When we state our opinions, we are much more likely to get an opinion in return. But when we tell our stories, other people tell theirs. Share.