[Updated with Free Advice section at end of essay.]
What are we going to do about those stubborn Republicans who just won’t see the facts? They just won’t listen to reason. Luckily there is another way to affect matters which requires less convincing and more listening and self-awareness. The listening means learning where people are coming from. The self-awareness means discovering that our own thought is part of the problem. Thought is flawed in a fundamental way, and it cannot solve the problems it created. That’s right, anyone with a firm belief that their thoughts are reliable and correct is contributing to the disharmony of our era.
The good news is, we can do better. Herein I discuss the views of David Bohm on the nature of thought, outline the principles of a Bohm Dialog, and add some of my personal experience of the kinds of habitual thought/feeling impulses which give rise to alienation, prejudice, and even war.