Finding common ground on controversial or important topics can sometimes be difficult. All too often, we tend to get emotionally involved and have a hard time seeing the problem from other perspectives, or we just can’t get past the differences in opinion to find the things that we do agree upon. When that happens, break out the blue, white, and brown taper candles. Tie the candles together with a piece of black ribbon, and set them on a mirror, facing upward.
Focus on having everyone involved find the common ground between them—a place from which to build. Allow the candles to burn down one inch each day until they are too short to burn further. Move the ribbon down if you need to, and be careful that it doesn’t catch on fire.