something has been useful for us, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about it.
therapy or meditating or running marathons or getting up at the crack of dawn
to start working.
But we cross the line when we attempt to build our identities
over people. When we try to superimpose our own assumptions and beliefs and
preferences onto others, assuming that what worked for us, will work for them.
won’t. Everybody has their own unique experience. Everybody has layers of
potential that are realized at their own pace and speed.
And so, even when
we’re excited about newfound enlightenment, even when another person’s truth appears
to be in conflict with how we would like things to be, we have to let go of the
idea that others should align with our implicit expectations.
We have to stop
bristling with impatience toward those who don’t see things our way. Because we
diminish others when we define purpose and meaning for them. Even if they ask
us to do so.
The centerpiece of our transaction with the world should be
compassion, not control.
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