What did you talk about
in your Anger Management Class today,
Crisis survival skills.
As opposed to opportunity optimization skills,
I would guess?
I suppose so.
Like when someone is screaming and threatening to remove your health insured head
it might be a good idea to just take off your clothes
and walk away.
Or, the next time my elected government officials
get togethr to debate
how quickly we can further dismantle my health care
as a right of humane residency on planet Earth,
I might distract myself
by banging my head against the nearest wall
or table top.
Oh, that sounds not at all like our discussion today
in my Conflict Resolution Class.
Well, dearest Yin,
that’s probably because conflict resolution
is about opportunities for health-thrival skills;
not pathological crisis survival.
We operate on more of a two to six year
short-term re-election for more bicameral head-banging
So, what’s your big take-away
from your world of conflict resolution
and healthy diplomacy today?
We’re working on mindful listening skills
Like when someone is screaming at you
about how we can’t afford to provide care for people like you
who have the nerve to choose to be poor,
and reside in the United States,
all at the same really inconvenient
pre-existing conditions time,
then we should listen for what we can agree with,
or at least might agree with for now,
and set aside the head banger statements
that drive us insane
for their lack of Earth-centric mindfulness.
You mean selfishness.
We could go with that word
if you prefer, dear Yang,
at least for now.
so I need not bang my head
about your codependent nurturing ways,
nor just walk away in naked disgust?
if you need to take off your clothes
I could do the same
and then we could show and tell our way
through more advanced mutual care-giving skills
and healthier, more regenerative,
Why does your seductive version of conflict resolution
always end with getting naked together?
unlike your anger management skills,
it’s not the way I would choose to start
in response to all that screaming
and fist shaking
about being both nakedly poor
and vulnerably sick
during the Republican AntiPoverty Nationalist Reform Movement.
you mean Decapitation, right?
If you prefer that word,
I could not live without it right now,
Yang: universal health/nutrition principles
Yin: unitarian (co-operative) ethical relationships
Together, Tao of PermaCulturing Health and Safety Investment