Discussion is holy. The object of discussion is not to know, for once I know, I will know no more. When discussion has come to an end, the hunger and desperation in seeking the answer is gone.
Discussion is a journey.
The Hebrew word for the word conversation is intriguing it’s definition is, journey, a road, a path no near end.
So then we can gain that conversion and discussion are not about finding an answer but going on a journey.
What does a journey entail? Sightseeing, stories, memories, heartache and laughter.
Conversation isn’t about proving a point, true conversation is about going on a journey with the people you are speaking with.
When gaining knowledge has come to an end, moving and growing have ceased.
A conversation lacking journey is like traveling forever in a white room that leads to nowhere.
When we can incorporate this in every moment we gather and converse, the conversation becomes less about making a point and more about walking a road together.
Instead of debating, arguing and stuffing with knowledge, I begin to know you, and you begin to know me.
A conversation is somewhat of a dance, among strangers it’s beautiful and informative. Among friends it’s almost intimate, accountability and trust with every move, no longer am I walking alone, because when I speak they follow me on my journey.
Any exclusion to a conversation is in a sense neglecting someones journey.
Let’s create discussion, let’s join each other on this journey.
Adapted from the forth coming book, An Emerging Spirituality by Ricky Maye