Everyone carries within a “package” of life experience. Without being aware of what another person carries with him or her, our words may inadvertently cause pain. Most of us can recall occasions that we have spoken without thinking and as a result have said things that were insensitive to the feelings of others. Perhaps we may also recall instances that others have carelessly, though unintentionally, hurt us with words as well.
The way to avoid being a person who causes pain to others is to be a person who is tuned in to others. By reflecting on our past experiences we can use them to relate to the situations of others. When we focus on the person whom we are speaking with and have an awareness of his or her “package”, we have a far better chance of not saying something that will be damaging to him or her. #folkrockrabbi Connect with me on Facebook!
Being Sensitive to Others