I found myself thinking of borders as more of “frameworks” rather than “walls”. As has been often said this weekend, we need some kinds of borders…. for identity, making our space… my space… your space…. helping to define things… But the purpose for borders, and often their expansion at the expense of others could also be out of fear, or greed, or arrogance…. it could be territorial, cultural, economic or on any level of life’s relationships. Borders as frameworks create order and space… Borders as walls create conflict. And the sad thing is that conflicts make money.
So, the challenge that comes to me is to change the scripts….. what scripts create and maintain borders. Are the borders that we experience beneficial to our relationships, aiding growth in an awareness of a larger world than our own? Are they to be respected, or taken down.