Don’t Take Sides (Do Take a Position) (056)

September 17, 2020

MTW SOLO Episode 56 lo2

Are you struggling with the growing divisions in our current world?

Are you afraid things might get worse before they get better?

Did you know that a descent into darkness, a terrifying uncertainty, is essential for human transformation?


In this episode, I explore how our current ego-centric model of society almost guarantees the kinds of divisions and even increasing violence we’re seeing more and more of at the moment. I’ll share with you my own struggles around a conversation with a close friend who’s been leaning in the direction of supporting Trump for another term of presidency. If you’re a Trump supporter, I implore you to continue listening, because although I don’t support Trump for president, I am not against him, or against you. I’m not on any side that is not also ultimately on your side, too. What I mean is, just because I’m taking a position doesn’t mean I’m taking a side.

I think this is a critical distinction for our world right now, and in this episode I’ll explore how it is possible to take a position without taking sides. And if we’re going to bridge our differences without violence, which only intends to eradicate threats, not bridge differences, well, then we need to learn how to take different positions on things without taking opposite sides.

I’m excited for this episode, and it’s a vulnerable one for me, as I’m taking you to the edge of my own practice and understanding around what’s happening in the world today, and how I’m consciously choosing to show up in it. I’ll also share with you what my own confrontation with the seeming darkness that is now encroaching upon humanity looks like.

So, take a deep breath, and stay present with me, all the way through to the end of this episode of Men, This Way …

Alright …

Let’s dive …

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RECOMMENDED BOOK ~ Nature & The Human Soul by Bill Plotkin

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