"Everyone you meet knows something you don't know but need to know. Learn from them." - Carl Jung
What if, just what if, every single time we met someone, no matter what we thought of them from the outside, we immediately asked ourselves what that person can teach us about ourselves that we need to know. We are so quick to judge. If we could learn to put a pause between meeting someone and judging their worth (positive or negative) we could multiply exponentially what we truly know about ourselves. But this takes a conscious effort to learn to implant that pause. It also takes humility to realize that there is something to learn from everyone and gratitude for whatever they have to share no matter its impact on us. We learn to stand still, if just for a moment, and recognize that each person is sacred and from their divinity comes a fountain of learning for those of us who are willing to experience their gift. And so it is. Namaste
Gentle Thoughts: Can you be conscious—even for brief moments each day—for the opportunities that await our observing that miraculous pause?