If we could literally walk a mile in someone else’s shoes—see what they see, know what they know, feel what they feel, remember their memories, dream their dreams, and experience life exactly as they do, then maybe we would be able to understand them and how they are experiencing life.
Since we cannot do this, we have to acknowledge that we will never truly and completely understand what another person is all about—what they think, how they feel, and why they do what they do.
If we accept this fact, we can be more understanding and have more compassion for another’s perspective, and even for their emotional and physical pain; that’s part of gaining The Inside Advantage.
Why we do what we do is complicated. Each of us is unique – that is what we have in common!
Yesterday I felt a new physical pain – a red, swollen, stiff finger joint. It came out of the blue and is extremely painful; it’s difficult to type these words. I’m sure it will be better soon.
All I can think about today is the millions of people suffering in some physical way, how my pain is small and insignificant when compared to what so many others are enduring, and I am filled with deep compassion for them.
I feel a sense of gratitude for all my blessings, and even for my pain, which has taken me to places I would not have gone without it. Just imagining I’m standing in someone else’s shoes, even if only for a few steps, helps to remind me to be more understanding and compassionate.
I send out love to all those who are suffering in some physical or emotional way. I hope your day is blessed!
Have you ever seen a rock like the one above? I only know it as a TV rock. When you put it on top of something, like printed words, it seems to raise the letters to the top of the rock, as if the words are INSIDE the rock! Check out what it looks like at CWLauro.com
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Thank you for joining me this week.
Until next time…
Blessings, Love & Light,
Cathy (aka TIA)
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