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Well let me get started...here's my #7 way of becoming a better me: Be Understanding. I've always thought of myself being a very understanding person. But then I went a little deeper with it. I truly asked myself if I've really been that understanding of a person. I can honestly say no. I'm a female who is set in her way. I'm at a point in my life where as if it's not my way...then it will be no one's way. And...yeah, that's not right; it's not being an understanding person by any means.
I see now that understanding is the tolerant attitude which makes us look at the acts or feeling of others as if they were justified and natural. Understanding goes beyond the reasons which may surround an action; it goes well beyond what is happening, because understanding demands something else from us.
I was told that when you truly understand someone, you're suppose to feel this state of relief or inner peace. Sometimes I feel that way, and sometimes I don't. Then I guess the times in which I do not feel that inner peace, then I'm not truly understanding that person. Listening plays a role too. In order to understand, you have to know how to listen. We all say that we know how to listen...think about though...do we really? Also, I believe that finding a possible solution to something, is also showing that you understand.
To me, understanding is a form of generosity which can make us learn to forgive, trust, and be the person someone else can turn to at a time of difficulty. Again, something I will work on everyday. If I want someone to truly understand me, then I must start learning to truly understand others.