Interestingly I was really wanting guidance on this subject! And I feel comfort in knowing I am not the only one having difficulty facing people who you disagree with. Especially this contradiction here between fighting against war, but kind of going to war with others or having war inside oneself is striking. If a person is a symbol of violence, how to encounter that person with compassion? If a person has a very narrow view, how can I expand it?
I know it takes patience, so it's a very good reminder! I wish I could be more Zen when facing "the other". It's right, in the end we cannot expect to all agree...even if I think that agreeing (of the other with me) would be better for everyone :-). (How would it be if everyone is against killing, and by that i mean not accepting any justifications, for exampele?) So yeah, good to read this! I will keep trying!