The Truth About Walking a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes…


Walking in another's shoes“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” ~To Kill a Mockingbird

Everything in life is seen from our own perspective. No matter how much we want to walk in someone else’s shoes to understand them and the challenges they may have, it’s impossible.

Even if you do step into their shoes you will still see things through your own filters. The best thing any of us can do is not to judge but to listen and hear as clearly as we can; To be kind and compassionate with each other.

In order to heal or help someone else you must clear your own filters first. You don’t have to take on someone else’s energy and feel what they are feeling. Doing that will only cause you discomfort. When you look at someone with a level of neutrality it helps you understand and it is that understanding that will allow you to comfort another. It’s not necessary to actually “walk in” their shoes.

It’s also important to realize that at some level each of us has chosen our journey and it’s up to each of us individually to seek a level of understanding within ourselves. That’s when the true healing begins.

Acknowledge the journey of others with compassion and kindness. Find neutrality so you can clear your filters and see things in a different light, from a new perspective with a new level of understanding.~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2014 All Rights Reserved

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