Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. – John Kenneth Galbraith
Think of the last time you tried to change someone’s mind. You probably failed. Same with someone changing your mind or even you changing your own mind – probably pretty rare. For something so basic and commonly attempted why is it so hard to accomplish? How do people get so set in certain ways of thinking and certain beliefs? What can loosen that logjam?
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those of us brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
When the facts change I change my mind. What do you do, sir? – John Maynard Keynes
Let’s see if we can change our minds about something. Join us to listen to what others think and to share what you think. The Religious Exploration Salon is a group that meets 3rd Sundays to discuss various topics in the format called Bohm Dialogue which emphasizes respectful listening and balanced, synergistic sharing. For more details about how Dialogue works, please see this intro.
Everyone is welcome. You are welcome to think about the topic beforehand but no preparation is required or expected — come as you are with whatever thoughts/intuitions you have, ready to listen, learn and contribute. We next meet Sunday November 19th at 7pm in the Brackett Room.
Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.