October 6, 2021 5:35 am Published by

When you enter into a conversation with strongly opposing views, how do you stay neutral? 

For me, it means I need to suspend what I know and believe during that conversation. 

The process of suspension means I hold my assumptions, beliefs and opinions out for examination with a willingness to be influenced. 

The critical words above are “willingness to be influenced.” 

It doesn’t mean you will or will not be influenced, it means you’ve opened a space for curiosity and openness. 

This practice is critical to navigate disagreements, and polarized conversations – which we have many of in our world today. 

Are you willing to be influenced? 

It’s one of the critical steps necessary to move forward.