“Teaching and learning are your greatest strengths now, because they enable you to change your mind and help others to change theirs.” A Course In Miracles
Disagreeing with others does not mean they are our enemy. It does not mean we must put on the proverbial boxing gloves and beat them with our truth. It doesn’t mean we must disrespect them for their “stupidness” or insult them with our “rightness”. It only means that between two children of God, there is an opportunity to educate and to listen to different ideas with respect and kindness. And perhaps come to a compromise, a cooperative effort to makes things better for everyone. There has to be a better way.
It doesn’t mean we must agree. If we don’t agree, we don’t agree and that’s okay. But we can’t help others see another way unless we show by example that there is a better way. And that way isn’t theirs or ours. That way is God’s. There aren’t two ways, there are Three. The third way is one we don’t even look at because we are so immersed in our rightness and so invested in our anger. We do insane things in the name of our rightness so even if we are right, we become wrong simply by the way we misuse our rightness.
The third way is God’s Truth. It has nothing to do with this world at all, but with changing our minds about how we see this world and our brothers and our sisters on all sides of the divide. Our separation thoughts come from fear. Fear does not disappear in battle, it gets escalated. We need to communicate and cooperate, and ask God for help in seeing the world and each other through His Vision. We need to become teachers of God by allowing Him to teach through us.
His Vision is Kind and Gentle and Quiet and Loving. His Vision does not point fingers, it joins hands. His Vision does not raise voices in anger, but in celebration. His Vision does not do battle, it lays our verbal weapons down and lifts each of us up to the Highest Place within us. That Place where God created us holy and innocent.
If we can all be quiet for a moment and lift our minds above the battleground and ask for help in seeing Right, our asking will be answered. Not for their way or our way. But for God’s Way; the way where healing truly happens.
“No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.” A Course In Miracles.
Let’s be calm and still and let the Third way be seen through us today. What seems impossible will fade away into what is Right. And that involves kindness and forgiveness and respect and listening.
And then there will be real peace and everyone will be happy, because being right does not involve taking from anyone, but in giving to everyone. God’s Way.
“Let us look upon the holy sights forgiveness shows today, that we may find the peace of God.” ACIM