Hmmm, I've been thinking about the swing between times of a public atmosphere that expects people to treat each other with respect and the times we're in now, when ranting and publicly directing anger or disgust against a person or group of people is in the forefront.
Maybe because historically we've had to run from the saber-toothed tiger and then find food and shelter, society didn't have time or tolerance to develop the structure of a few places where we can safely and privately vent, and also to be reminded of our goodness and connection with the world and everything in it.
Whatever the reason, we can create these safe places now to dump, jump, rage, cower and cry, and be reminded by the trees, our animal companions, a loving presence that this will pass; so we can free up our massively creative brains to come up with new solutions.
And then firm, loving boundaries and kindness and respect won't feel forced on us. We'll choose.
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