DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
POSITION: Assistant to Executive Dir
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | MS 111
PHONE: (540) 432-4979
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”
What if “the field” is compassion?
That when we lie in it, we see pieces of ourselves in each other
so that my understanding of “I” ceases to be,
as it merges with your diminishing sense of “I”?
What if “the field" isn’t about who wins the argument,
but rather about a struggle to maintaining the capacity to see humanity,
dignity and worthiness in the other?