Inspired from a video by Brian Miller
Our world is a shared experience – fractured by individual perspective – imagine if we could all understand each other – and be open to taking in and understanding other people’s perspective. It is called perspective-taking. It seems easy enough to do, but in practice it is incredibly difficult.
It’s not enough to care about someone.
It’s not enough to understand them.
They have to feel understood.
They have to feel cared about.
Relationships are primarily about emotional perspective. How is the other person feeling about our interaction?
One of the simplest ways to understand how the other person is feeling is to ask – and too often we are afraid to do just that. We think they don’t want to share, but we completely underestimate people’s willingness to go into that “feeling” space.
And then it’s our responsibility to listen to understand, not listen to simply to reply – which we all get caught up in.
Life is about connecting. And connecting is about taking on other points of view. Our world is a shared experience – fractured by individual perspective – imagine if we could all feel understood.