Both, Not Either

conversation at sunset

When speaking with those
whose opinions differ from mine
be it politics or faith or approach to life
I can look at it as an either-or
where I am right and they are wrong
and try to win an argument
It rarely works

Or with a little creativity
I can
see an opportunity
for a both-and approach
beyond the right and wrong
see that we can both possess
a part of the truth
and listen to each other

Opinions might not change but
when we pause to listen,
conversations, relationships
can promote peace

NaPoWriMo Day 25 prompt: Elaborate on a warning label for yourself.

Photo by Harli Martin courtesy of Unsplash



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