Rev. Jimmie Scott
Quite a few years ago, in my second reading of Dr. Ernest Wilson’s book; The Emerging Self, I read a statement that had not captured my attention in my first reading. The statement is, “Everyone is right from his own point of view.” Wow! Dr. Wilson made this point in regards to his belief in the value of exposing one’s self to opposing viewpoints, because in doing so, it opened a way for more dialogue. I honestly can’t count the number of times I have entered into a discussion, a bargaining session, or any other type of process, and later discovered that I was “right” only by my own beliefs.
Life is always taking place beyond our point of view because change is the only constant. Therein, “lies the rub.”
“The mind of man is like a clear stream that flows from some lofty mountain. It has nothing at its point of origin to disrupt or distort it, but as it flows out into the plain of experience, it meets the obstruction of doubt and fear. It is here that dams are built and its course is turned in many ways.” – Charles Fillmore
Rich blessings, Jimmie