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Peace Mediating Poetry

Thanks so much for forwarding these John Paul Lederach stories of un-learning academic approaches to peace mediation. I wonder if you remembered my ongoing certification process for justice-restoring mediation in complex multicultural conflicting histories; which are typically antithetical to resilient peace through ongoing safe and healthy relationships. With this background, I was struck by "un-learning". To regain his poetic heart, to remain resonant interdependently forward, to give priority to emotional intelligence, to retain active curiosity about multicultural context, and win/win strategic roots of issue-devolution, we do well to relearn left-brain dominant communication lessons to co-arise right-mind prominent compassionate listening before speaking of how to win more, or at least lose less, through competitive win/lose either/or assumptions contrary to the opulence of Nature-Spirit function and flow ZeroZone patterns everywhere immanently transcendent. From this non-dualistic place un-learning academic cognition hierarchical models, maps pointing up to win and down to comparatively lose conflicts of self-survival interest, feels more like relearning both/and, higher and wider and deeper points of left with right minded skills, loves within interdependent complex feelings thoughts passions curious cooperative historical interests, emerging courageously power-with 2020 re-vision anticipations. May Sarton, sometimes a poet, observes "It is good for a professional to be reminded... professionalism is only a husk, That the real person must remain an amateur, a lover of the work." "...if to be a poet means allowing life to flow through one rather than forcing" love/life "to a mold the will has" calcified;... "If it means learning... the day shape[s] the work, not [just] the work, the day, and so live toward essence as naturally as a bird or a flower" In a meadow arrayed in warm-lit splendor health and beauty, healthy beautiful wealth optimized by transcendent right-brain interdependence, metaphoric neurological relationship, analogical ecological theological re-communication, holonic co-operation with Earth-wombed Mother's healthiest past through future. We are increasingly invited, by left with right minded correlations, to want to do what our healthiest ego says we must, and to love what we eco-must do to ego-eco-theo-logically want to retain wealth of cooperative inter-communion, healthy immanent/transcendent relationship climates becoming/being the opposite of excommunicated, the apposition of impeached by disloyal and hate-filled over-reactions heralded by the insufficient love of our hierarchical and too-monocultural forefathers Invites us to restore EarthJustice one momentary win/win relationship choice in a lifetime of sacred multicultural invitations.

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Date: 11/4/2019 7:51:00 AM
That the real person must remain an amateur, a lover of the work." I loved it all, but liked this part the best. Ann
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Gerald Dillenbeck
Date: 11/4/2019 8:17:00 AM
That's the part that really struck home for me, too. Thanks for saying so. GD