See Yourself in Everyone You Meet
When we look in depth, we can see that there are many more things that unite us than divide us.
By Paul de la Garza
We are at a time where this nation is deeply divided for a number of different reasons. This is unfortunate because when we look more in depth, we can see that there are many more things that unite us than divide us.
The fact of the matter is that if we evaluate the essential elements of the human condition, we come to realize that we all want the same things; to love and be loved, to feel safe, to achieve, and to have economic stability.
In this week’s Tip for Success, Paul de la Garza discusses powerful ways that we can begin to identify the similarities we share with others and through this action ignite unity and understanding amongst us.
This Week’s Action Steps
Follow the action steps below this week to practice unity and understanding.
Start learning about other cultures. Initiate conversations with those who come from a different background than yourself. This will help you to begin to see yourself in others.
Seek out someone who has a differing viewpoint than you and invite them out to have a coffee. Go into this conversation with the intention to understand this person more deeply.
Develop awareness of your disposition and curiosity in the conversations you have. When you find yourself judging someone in the middle of a conversation, use awareness to shift that judgement into curiosity. Truly seek to understand where someone else is coming from and why.