I realized that this story was an excellent example of how groups divide over emotionally hot issues. When we do not think through an issue before we speak, we run the risk of confusing real issues with emotionally charged opinion...and, what is worse, emotional charged opinions of others––opinions we have not rationally thought through to know if they are, in fact, what we truly believe.
Life has been preparing us, from the beginning, for such an encounter with ourselves. Every task or repetitive action we pursue, carries within it the potential of becoming our own personal form of meditation...
Some cultures offer a “rite of passage“ for their boys and occasionally, their girls. A challenge of some sort, that by fulfilling, they are looked upon by others and themselves, as an adult man or woman.
We came for the challenges...they are what makes us strong...from them, we learn to stretch beyond the protective barriers within which we have been raised...we learn to work outside of our boxes.