United States, Cindy, Facebook discussed on Zo Routh Leadership Podcast
They are. The kind of the they're kind of equally distributed. If you looked at the number of voters in terms of actual numbers of who voted for what and really the gravity of the country of the United States could go one way or the other. Depending on how we ended up showing up and having. This. Discourse. So. If more noise I guess goes to protectionism than that is going to shift the tipping point if more knows goes and expression goes to inclusivity in world centric views and. Really working on that, then that will shift tipping point. That's a very simplistic view and there's a lot of other global issues that will come into play with this and yet here is the opportunity for us as individual leaders is. How are we going to shape the tipping point? which way are we going to help build the gravity? Are we going to do it in a way that puts us? US versus them kind of duality. Protectionism way of going about things that are we going to do it as an inclusive perspective that we're all in this together and we need to work for more. Cohesive collaborative compassionate world. I kind of vote for the latter I believe that we can actually build a better world when we work in it together. So I'm stumping up to bat for that side of things you like and I hope that you might consider doing the same. Another perspective I read on facebook by sending Wigglesworth and Cindy, wrote this great book called S Q twenty, one twenty-one skills of spiritual intelligence, which is really about advanced emotional intelligence. and. People were waiting for her and asking her to put her perspective on the election results and I. Think she had an excellent. Summary, and she said, you know this is really an opportunity for us to explore shadow. Because a lot of what was expressed through the trump campaign is shadow like. Perspective where we what do we mean by shadow? It's dark side of our human nature when we express hate towards another person or another. Culture or another country this is our shadow side. Hate is the shadow of love. And it doesn't de legitimize that sentiment. It is something that is within all of us and yet as integrated people, we can choose whether or not. We want to live through hate or live through love. And so as we see, the shadow sought of ourselves being given a lot of airtime. And attention through the trump campaign, and now that he's president or. president-elect story. Now that that he's very visible this the weight of authority. May Give it more legitimacy, which is what most people who are against the chump ideals are concerned about is that racism and sexism and? I'm. Making, it okay. To assault women. All that is being given airtime and visibility in the weight of authority and a presidency is what people are afraid of. We'll give licensed to shadow to become vindicated. and. I think what Cindy talks about is that when we bring shadow to be looked at in full light as opposed to hiding it under the carpet or letting it just bubble as an undercurrent. Then gives us an opportunity to really confront it and to deal with it and to ask ourselves is this the kind of world we want to live in. And This is now front and Center for all of us, I think when the? Political discourse was more on the Democrat. It's democratic side. There was an assumption that this was the better way of doing things you know to be inclusive to be accepting. And yet, there's a huge amount of shadow play which is based on. Black and white perspectives and so on. So this opportunity to explore shadow to bring it to life surface it to address it is the opportunity in this election I believe. So that, we can actually talk openly that yes people do have these kinds of fears of the other. Racism is basically born from the fear of the other and seeking to blame others for circumstances, and it's all come at of fear fear of loss fear of. Being left behind, we see this in the Brexit vote. We see this in the election of Pauline Hanson and the One Nation Party here in Stralia. So, what can we learn from all this and I think probably the critical thing as leaders is that we need to meet people where they are. So it's so easy to be disparaging and dismissive. Certainly I know I find that as an easy default going there just crazy lunatics. On an educated. So and so's in not a very helpful perspective that is actually not an inclusive perspective at all. So as leaders I think we need to meet people where they are, and if that person shows up as someone who has racist who is racist we need to understand what's driving that fear of the other etcetera does not mean that we condone it. Or that we accept that perspective necessarily as acceptable, we need to understand it I though. Homophobia also is based on the desire to impose order on the world have rules for things to be black and. That's acceptable. That's not acceptable not. Desire to have rules is a fundamental desire for safety when we have rules and makes people feel safer means like we understand how the world works. This is how it this is how it works. Now what the problem is with that of course is that it makes some people right and some people wrong and we don't want to do that. So. We don't WanNa make people right or wrong? The problem with having black and white rules is that when you? When you live and see the world as a rainbow you are on the outer and then we have divisiveness and we have exclusion, which is not how we build A. Prosperous dynamic inclusive, robust, and resilient society. So anything that's divisional is actually exclusive exclusion. Exclusive and that does not help us build anything successfully. So what can we learn from this maple meet people where they are stand perspective not necessarily condone it and then we can help deal with the root issues. So of the root issue around Homophobia racism is fear. Then let's talk to that fear. Let's park the negative expression of fear and look to help to reassure people that an inclusive society is actually a safer society than one that is exclusive. That's where we can focus leaders. The other thing I think we can learn from this is that we never win an argument by making other people wrong. been and argument you're wrong and think, oh yeah, you're absolutely right. I come around to your way of thinking the more that we say you're wrong wrong wrong. The more people get defensive and entrenched in their views. So we can't make people wrong. We actually need to look beyond their argument and strive to see the human being underneath. Or behind. The vitriol. Now, this is extraordinarily difficult when what's coming out of the human beings. Mouth is something that we find a parent in terms of the expression of the ideas and the sentiment behind it, I e racism or homophobia whatever it is. To reach for that place where we can see the human being behind the vitriol. Is An exercise in deep compassion..