The conundrum of reconciliation

January 20, 2012

We are all, by nature, clearly oriented
toward the basic human values of love & compassion.

We all prefer the love of others to their hatred.
We all prefer others’ generosity to meanness.

And who is there among us who does not prefer
tolerance, respect & forgiveness of our failings
to bigotry, disrespect and resentment?
-Dalai Lama

If this is the case, and I believe it is,
then why is it so difficult sometimes
to reach across the chasms that separate us?

What is the cost of taking the risk?
of reaching across the unknown
to try to bridge the gap?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Follow Carol


Here you’ll find my blog, some of my essays, published writing, and my solo performances. There’s also a link to my Etsy shop for healing and grief tools offered through A Healing Spirit.


I love comments, so if something resonates with you in any way, don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by–oh, and why not subscribe so you don’t miss a single post?


Subscribe to my Blog

Receive notifications of my new blog posts directly to your email.