An "answer" is definitive with no openness.It has no room for an open endeddiscussion and a dialogue. A responseis an invitation with an open mind and humility for self-examination. A response has an empathic and open-minded understanding of different perspectives instead of close-minded authoritarian stance: My way is the only right way and there is no other away of addressing and working on personal, interpersonal and collective questions and challenges.
Morality is one of the core elements of personal, interpersonal and social well-being. The question is how am I relating to morality in my personal, interpersonal, and social life? Am I relating to morality in a ferocious and arrogant way or with empathy, humility and tenderness? I maintain a balance between being genuine and empathic, candid and kind.This is the way I practice morality in my personal and interpersonal life. There are times when I lose this dynamic balanceand judge myself and otherssomewhat harshly. Such experiences have made me realize that I am fallible and others too.We are not perfect. It is a learning process. We learn from our mistakes, forgive us and maintain the balance.
Light of awareness, practicing mindfulness, maintainingthe balance between moral ferocity and humility and tenderness have been my helping companions.
May we cultivate a balance between moral ferocity and humilityand tenderness.
Jagdish P Dave