Friday, August 14, 2009

Being Outside of Ourselves

Wholly stepping outside of ourselves is questionable. I am not sure if we ever really do this, though we like to think that this is possible and that we are able to do so effectively--you know, that walking in the shoes of others thing. But what I know for sure is that in merely pracitising stepping outside of ourselves we hear others better and through this hearing we ourselves are challenged and changed and are made better. I am humbled when I hear others in this way and in so doing hear myself.

4 comments:

rebecca said...

I so love your soul dear Judith....and, I think, that when we try to do just that, we are also able to forgive much more quickly. Wouldn't this be such a better world if we all practiced just that?

Judith Ellis said...

There is no doubt, Rebecca, that we are kindred spirits. Your words have encouraged, enlightened, and challenged me to be better still. I love your thought here about forgiveness. Thank you, my sister, my friend.

Brosreview said...

Fantastic thought! I have been doing this since quite a long time now. And, I have to agree with your observations!

Judith Ellis said...

It's a good thing indeed, eh?