Stolen Generations and the Importance of Reconciliation | Centre for Veterinary Education

Stolen Generations and the Importance of Reconciliation

Brian Butler

Indigenous Seminar Series

Duration: 50:13

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Talk Summary

Lateral Love is a simple truth, that all of us deserve compassion and kind treatment, no our hate, not violence or aggression is going to break through the years, decades and centuries of lateral violence, hurt, pain and anguish.
Behaving in a manner that is in alignment with Love will be out of the norm for those around you to witness. But it's being on the high road, walking your path with dignity and pride in who you are and what you do. There will never be a place for violence. There will never be a place for hate - if we want to grow and evolve as a society, a people, this human race.
 
Lateral Love is showing love for all those around you, in every form, with every issue, problem or flaw. Love for the soul underneath the coping mechanisms, love for the real person shrouded in fear. Those behaviours that are acting out and driving people away to try and keep themselves safe.
Some of the most primal needs all humans share are - love, belonging and safety. When these are threatened, even the most rational of people will act out as if backed into a corner.