Restorative justice and stories
Jul 27, 2009
These are family stories. These stories are what tie us together. We belong where are stories are. I believe belonging is what keeps us from hurting people. You don’t harm your own. Stories give us common experiences and these experiences designate us from strangers. The more you learn about your self, the more you get the chance to think about ’self-realization’. That is where the internal cogs of change are. We as human beings change from the inside out. That’s my belief. That’s where restorative justice goes . . . to the inside, to the heart.
I picked up A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle . I wasn’t very far into it and I flagged something to blog about. He mentions that you cannot “force” someone to be good, you have to direct them to the good already inside of them. Then they can focus on that and ‘be good’.
I related that to Restorative Justice. When you do a bad behavior – you can get labeled as “bad person”. By those around you and by yourself....
Ask someone to tell you a story about yourself. Really listen to that persons description. Find information about yourself.