As I continue to make preparations for my move out of New Jersey, I wanted to share an article for those of you who took the time to check in this month.
I love this timely sharing on debating by Kathleen Prasad, my favorite teacher. She then discusses a contentious issue in the Animal Reiki Community.
In the spirit of the season of debate, I've been thinking about some of the more heated Reiki discussions I've been a part of over the years. Over this week and next, I'll discuss a couple of contentious topics in the Reiki community.
Debate and discussion can actually be a good thing, because it gets multiple ideas out there for contemplation, and it can create more understanding in a world of increasingly polarized views. Plus, without debating and challenging old ideas, our world would never advance.
The negative side of debate is when people don't listen to each other, and anger erupts. Intelligent discussion can turn into something non-productive and cynical. And then of course there are the social media trolls that only bring negativity and disrespect to a topic.
I've found that when I debate a topic with someone, it helps me understand more clearly where they are coming from, but also, in communicating my views to them, it can help me more clearly express my own understanding on the issue.
With light and love,