Poem–Seeking Common Ground

Finding Common Ground by advancing Common Good Cory Bookers book United

On the Other Side poem… http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/21/98/05219864bfcb2c4a230bbaf5822ba3ae.jpg

Seeking Common Ground by MW Hardwick 

On the other side of alienation is belonging

On the other side of failure is challenge

On the other side of lying is truth

On the other side of vulnerability is trust

On the other side of losing is winning

On the other side of poverty is opportunity

On the other side of Yes, but…is Yes I can…

On the other side of fear is courage

On the other side of injustice is freedom

On the other side of racism is understanding and kindness

On the other side of scarcity and inequality is fairness and abundance

On the other side of stress is calmness and mindfulness

On the othe side of multi-tasking is being present in the moment

On the other side of “fixed and closed” mindset is “growth and learning”

On the other side of playing to lose is playing to win

On the other side of talent and gifts is effort and practice

On the other side of growing old is wisdom

On the other side of bull shit is data and truth telling

On the other side of stalemate and arguments is common ground

On the other side of fear is self-belief

On the other side of ignorance is is information and knowledge

Other side of why is why not…

On the other side of selfishness is empathy

On the other side of talking and telling is active listening then doing

On the other side of being “stuck” is unlimited possibilities

Other side of of nagging is caring

On the other side of anger is unconditional and genuine love.

Never give in to your dark side always be looking for hope and possibilities

On the other side of uncertainty is change

On the other side of darkness is the light of hope and faith

On the other side of greed is selflessness for others

On the other side of hopeless and being a victim is resilence  and grit

Always be learning and moving forward it makes life more meaningful and purposeful. Accept life’s challenges, suffering pain by moving forward with caring love and service to others.

Thanks to Cory Booker for the inspiration and motivation to capture these thoughts. See Cory Booker quotes at  http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/21/98/05219864bfcb2c4a230bbaf5822ba3ae.jpg

Advertisements