It’s been an incredible few weeks. I’m in the process of rebranding and coming up with a host of digital solutions for people who are interested in living a more empowered life. Amidst this chaotic process, I have been attending Commons church in Kensington, and I’m really enjoying it. There’s been a lot of value that come from the sermons, namely this quote really stood out to me:
“For [Christ] himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” – Ephesians 2:14
I actually found myself in an argument with someone the other week, and I thought of this quote, all we were doing was focusing on our differences. The barrier had been put up.
In reading The Influential Mind, I understand that when people have contrasting views, one of the most powerful things you can do is find common ground; an outcome for the greater good. Finding common ground is an incredible way to dissolve the barrier and work together towards an objective or a goal.
So if you find yourself at odds with another, or even with yourself – find common ground. The synergy, the power of working together is a deep driver that comes from our social nature.