Internal or external, we are all entangled

It’s very convenient to externalize and avoid accountability. Why take the blame when it can be passed on to others? The one who catches the bomb when it explodes is just unlucky or is simply a sucker.

It is convenient to draw boundaries; madaling magkampihan. But such hard boundaries precisely prevent us from growing and flourishing.

Externalizing people just creates echo chambers. If we’re all in that chamber, confirming our narratives and bullying outside opinions, what makes us different from trolls?

In a way, critical thinking and authentic love goes hand in hand. Choosing to love something or someone with all perspectives considered – good and bad – doesn’t this parallel unconditional love?

We should embrace our entanglement with each other and transcend the arbitrary boundaries we fool ourselves with.


John 15:18-21. Because you do not belong to the world… the world hates you

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 141: MAY 21, 2022]

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