Bohm Dialogue 5/17/20 – Questions Raised by the Pandemic

The salon for 5/17 will meet online, remotely using Zoom. Past attendees should have received an email with instructions. Or contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton  or Jan Hardenbergh  for instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting. For May the topic chosen by the group is “Questions Raised by the Pandemic”.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history. – Aldous Huxley

Consciously or not, we are all on a quest for answers, trying to learn the lessons of life. We grapple with fear and guilt. We search for meaning, love, and power. We try to understand fear, loss, and time. We seek to discover who we are and how we can become truly happy. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

…the great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends, and family, in one’s backyard. – Abraham Maslow

The search for safety takes its clearest form… in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis… to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear. – Abraham Maslow

To make the growth choice instead of the fear choice a dozen times a day is to move a dozen times a day towards self-actualisation. – Abraham Maslow

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. – Abraham Maslow

Education is learning to grow, learning what to grow toward, learning what is good and bad, learning what is desirable and undesirable, learning what to choose and what not to choose. – Abraham Maslow

Bohm Dialogue is a freely-flowing group conversation in which participants attempt to reach a common understanding, experiencing everyone’s point of view fully, equally and nonjudgementally. This can lead to new and deeper understanding.

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 May 17 at 7pm via Zoom.

Contact Paul Reising, Tom Yelton or Jan Hardenbergh for more information.