Listening and bridge-building

“Communicating—are we crossing bridges or building walls?” November 12, 2011.

Isaac Newton once stated: “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Perhaps the question every community needs to ask is, “Does our community need more walls or more bridges?”

Recently, a friend and colleague, Eric Hellman, and I put on a workshop about how to communicate more effectively—especially on matters of spirit and faith, because these issues touch the central core of our being in so many ways, and often result in wall-building where bridges of understanding would be better.

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