I am better for “The Power of Partnership” course. I was/am fascinated by the mind specifically the part of the mind that simply accept things as they are introduced…without question; things like hate, fear, prejudice and the like. I have been a victim to this and opened myself to the process of understanding and this course revealed the answer to me. I wondered what it was called when behaviors masked as racism emerged within the SAME groups. I now understand that behavior to be DOMINANCE. Minorities cannot be racist because they lack the power to effect anyone socially/economically however, they can participate in dominance. Dominance of self, others, including intimate others, workplace others, community others, and global others and position self to be dominated as a result of self-dominance…a dominating God is included in this. Fascinating! Knowing we are ALL on this domination spectrum is a powerful awareness. I will be more mindful of the ease of practicing dominance and do something different. I have no expectation of perfection therefore, I am always in search of how to be better. I now know that partnering outside of myself is a reflection of my commitment to partnering with myself. I was/am interested...so I asked the questions "how am I contributing negatively to the world I see around me? and what stories (from man/society) have I accepted as MY reality and myself without question? Self-awareness and mindfulness are worth exploring if we are to make the world around us better than it is. Starting with self and working my way out from there has been life altering.