Consensus: a tapestry woven of common thread.

When we can agree and work, together for a common goal we have a consensus. The tie that binds is- understanding. What we understand we value.

If we value something, we are willing to put in the time and the energy it takes to get something done. We believe it is worth it. We can put aside our biases and our personal opinions and see the importance in the common good.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.

Rollo May

Unity and Community is not made from whole cloth but is made up of separate yet equal parts that are stronger together than apart. When we are able to see ourselves in the eyes of someone else, we have a better sense of what the other person or culture presents. The same values and universal truths that we stand for.

Family, society, goodwill, loyalty are some of the values that we all hold dear. Somewhere in the middle, we can come together and agree on these and when we do, we can accomplish anything.

We all want the same things: love, peace and security. When we feel these and have these, we are more apt to see clearly and give eagerly to better the betterment of our collective humanity.

JEFF TURNBULL