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GREY post on collaboration and a few comments – from  Ben Wise

My wife’s Catholic. I’m Jewish.

She practices yoga. I’m into mixed martial arts.

She doesn’t have a Facebook account. I earn a living by ghostwriting social media content.

We’re as far apart as the sun and the moon.

And yet, if there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout the years, it’s that communication, compassion, and care overcome all differences.

Whatever disagreements we may have, so long as we are both willing to listen and hold each other’s thoughts, feelings, and convictions as valid and true—

We’ll find the middle ground.

A way forward.

A higher truth that synthesizes both our realities.

I’ve come to learn that this is true in all relationships. Whether at work, with a spouse, or kids.

If you’re willing to let go of your opinion—even if only for a moment, to become an empty vessel for another’s story—magic will happen.

More often than not we’re busy dismissing other people’s narratives. Or we try to fix their problems or impose our own ideas.

But what I’ve understood is that every single person on this planet yearns to be deeply listened to.

And when that happens, something in our shared humanity comes forward and shines brightly.

Some comments 

Patrick Hliva Absolutely with you on this.

The 3 sides of every story, yours, mine and the Truth… how could one be always certain that he/she knows/aware of the Ultimate Truth… therefore one can yearn and aim to grow and evolve constantly but also always have a humble and open-minded approach with a will to change for the better. Whatever that might mean 😉 


From Alex Preach brother! ? This hits home for me. Appreciate you sharing!

From Daniel – Inspirational, true to the core and down to earth. Human compassion it is not just a feeling but also your experience based on your real life and if you love your partner, to compromise vis s vis your different opinions it is the solution for a successful marriage

What is your experience ?

Posted on February 8, 2018

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