“We have been too wrapped up in planning the communication of our truth by cooking up contingency plans for potential rebuttals that we have forgotten to think relationally. Looking for opportunities to build trust will inevitably remove some of the fears and obvious obstacles we face. ” — Love Is an Orientation, pp 44-45
It’s a Monday, and for many of us that means jumping back into work or school, and all the things this week will carry along with it. As you go about your week and you’re involved in conversations and interactions with people who think differently from you, or who come from different backgrounds or understandings, think of how you can be intentional about looking for opportunities to build trust.