Do you often find yourself questioning the motives or actions of another and thinking, “I can’t believe they did that”?! Here’s an eye opener for ya! We usually recognize in others things about ourselves whether they are bad or good. What? You mean I act that way too??
Sorry to say, but usually yes! I mean, how is it that you can possibly say what someone is thinking unless you more than likely have experienced it yourself? It is from your point of reality. From the perspective of two different people looking into a situation, they both observe completely different things even though they are looking at the same thing. Our perception is very personal based on our own life story and all the circumstances that have led us to this moment.
With that in mind, perhaps before we decide to judge someone else, let’s try to take into consideration that their life’s path is very different than our own, and everything in their journey has led them to that particular point to then experience that particular lesson. Instead of judging them, step back and find out why you are judging? With the same thought in mind, before you go trying to change someone, remember that they have to learn certain lessons along their path just like you did. If you find yourself not being in harmony with their behavior, remember, that is then your personal choice to move right along. Their behavior is unacceptable because you say it is based on your life’s story.
If we take the time to step back and allow each other room for personal growth and to follow our own individual paths, I bet there would be a lot more compassion, forgiveness and ultimately peace. Not to mention, a lot more successful relationships, friendships, businesses, etc.
Of course none of this is possible if we haven’t taken the time to figure out why we think and react the way we do in certain circumstances. Yes people, it sounds like work, but doesn’t anything successful in life require the effort?
Aren’t you worth it?