SlowTalk: can we think about peace without war?
Do you enjoy deep, honest and respectful conversations? Do you like to slow down in a conversation to look deeper into what is being said and do you not shy away from silences so that what has been said can be worked through? If yes, then you will love a SlowTalk.
This month we share about: (cultivating) good conversations and this is what Hugo, the host of SlowTalk say about the theme: can we talk about peace without war?
Can we think about peace without thinking about war?
War is usually understood as the struggle between good and evil. The bad guys are always the others -– no matter which side you are on. Not only are we looking at others like we look at the moon, i.e. always from one side, we are also cutting ourselves off from others and trying to eliminate the evil out there.Yet, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn tells us that “the line between good and evil runs not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart.”
The principle that things are connected (in the heart) and in conflict with each other (good and evil) we experience individually every day as love and hate. And we have known it since the beginning of time as a universal principle that finds reflection in many religions and worldviews as light and darkness. Any drama, from a TV crime series to the Star Wars movies to the tragedies of Shakespeare, is based on it.
Come join us to explore this subject.
Got interested? You can sign up through this Meet-up link. Hugo Skoppek wil be your host and we meet at Vreedehuis, Riouwstraat 1 in The Hague.
Participants who wish to participate through Dialogue in The Hague are exempt from the financial contribution.
photo: Anastasiya Lobanovskaya