That is the only perspective we can speak from.
Speaking Universally seems challenging/impossible.
Universal Understanding would seem more beneficial.
But no matter what,
we only experience things individually.
With this thing called the Self right smack dab in the center.
Today Becky and I spoke in a university classroom.
We were invited.
It was quiet the experience to be there,
to hear the students questions and comments about business ethics,
and to be able share about specialty coffee and our experiences running a business.
I also had the chance to talk to Wall Street Journal writer.
He was interviewing people in the area today
wanting to hear their thoughts on the election.
(I don't know why we put ourselves into such a painful cycle around elections. It seems totally self-inflicted and unnecessary).
I was able to stand in front of two groups of people today
and share what I have seen.
And what I have experienced.
It's crazy though because you want to be able to stand up there and say all sorts of stuff
that is going to drive home some point about how things are or something.
Like, lay down some truth.
But the people listening vary so greatly,
what can be said?
It's so easy for people to shut down and be critical of statements and beliefs that a speaker shares.
And the more you try to understand the complexity of everything
the further you go down the rabbit hole.
Understanding leads to understandings
and soon you feel unable to move because of the connectedness of all things.
You can just share your experiences.
And your observations
that you have gathered
from your seat in this theater.
It felt good to share.
I was grateful.
It felt good to hear people's perspective and history.
To speak from the only perspective we possess.