We are sometimes the source of our own troubles.
Knowing the “right” thing to say is no replacement for how we say it.
Irritation, anger and condescension have no place when offering guidance or suggestions.
How can we even know if what we say is right?
For alas, a part of our empathy shuts off:
When we are sure that we are right
When we are in pain
When we are tired
When we are stressed
When we are excited
When we are proud
When we are very confident
When we are sleepy
When we are busy
When we forget to meet our own needs and become unable to consider others’ needs or perspectives.
“I am sorry,” is not enough.
This awareness can illuminate our paths for growth.
What is our work to lessen the harm we cause through our “right” action?