I really really enjoyed reading the article and your comments very thought-provoking and I really do aspire to acceptance of where a person ( and self) Is at
My mind however turns to the question how do we appreciate someone where they are at if that place is hurtful or dangerous to somebody else ?
Yes we don't have to accept their behaviour and can state that however how in our hearts can we accept the person that has caused so much damage ?
Your thoughts and reflections are welcome
On Oct 30, 2020David Doane wrote :
Louise -- Your question is hard to have an answer for, especially a fullysatisfying one. Thanks for the invitation to say my thoughts, which are: There would be no experience without contrast. Every thing has its other side or back side or shadow side, or we wouldn't experience it. There would be no front without back, or east without west, or good without bad, or safety without danger. Another thought is that we and everything are 'parts' of one whole -- I am part of what is hurtful or dangerous, it is part of me, I contribute to its presence. I think it was Mark Twainwho said the town drunk is an elected office. Everything exists and happens in relationship. I accept all that.