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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Dialoguers tend to agree that they need to listen well and not exclude anything. However the whole is too much and they can't listen yo everything. There is no way that thought can hold the whole. It is the nature of our thinking to abstract, limit, and define.

Dialoguers can't comprehend the absolute truth either. Still, they value the idea of truth and reality highly.

Dialoguers realize that it is useful to keep their demands on dialogue very small.

They find it useful to remember that no individual dialoguer is an authority. Not one of them is the teacher of the the group or a father to a group.

Some dialoguers tend to forget that as dialoguers they have no ppurpose or agenda, no goal or set destination except to better understand and appreciate each others opinions. They don't want to accomplish anything. The tend to find it easier to remember than nobody has to agree on anything.

They do intend to hear as many of the opinions offered as they can. They find that listening to all the opinions brings them together. They try to listen to all the opinuions and try to understand those opinions. They are meeting one another in that they are each putting a number of their cards on the table and they are all looking them over.

They don't have to make any decisions.

Many of them might say that their purpose is to communicate coherently and honestly. To that end they give each other space to talk. They learn to give each other space to be heard.

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