Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Other People

A  L  O   H  A !

No one wears a sign.
We interpret the
behavior of others.

We are pattern matchers.
Finding what we expect
interpreting behavior
so that it fits our view
of ourselves, of others
of the World.

But what if we made
the choice to see
the Truth and not
our favored version?

What if we made
allowances for others
just as we do for 
ourselves every day?

They are human too.

Why do we leap
to the harshest

What if?

What if we felt
fellow feeling first?

What if we felt
compassion for the stressed,
not judgement and 
a cheap superiority?

What if we 
were strong enough
and loving enough to
forgive and assume allowances
for others as we
do without pause for
ourselves every day?

You do not choose 
your neighbor.
But you can choose
your world.
This is the better way.
For yourself,
for all of us.

Thank YOU
            Warmly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

I think I am probably harder on myself than I am on others, but more compassion never goes astray. Thank you for yet another thought provoking post.

Nancy Chan said...

I always remind myself to try to be gracious to others because we do not know what they are going through.

biebkriebels said...

A lot of photos!

Marleen said...

What a sweet cat!

Teresa said...

Great post! You sound like one of the Buddhist nuns whose group I'm researching... Always think the best of others, and you will be happier and healthier, and the world will be a better place.

Missy said...

i love this post. we forget sometimes that we are all individuals and not cutter cutter molds of one another


Karen S. said...

If we all lived by the very thoughts you've shared, what a wonderful world it would be!

Cloudia said...

Thanks my Friends for sharing of yourselves! <3

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely thoughts and post. I had to smile at the lady with her dog in the stroller. Cute pups! We should treat others how we want to be treated, with kindness. Have a happy day!

Randomly Rachel said...

That is sobering advice! Great post!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

We have to adopt some framework for understanding others. It is our choice to adopt one that grants latitude and forgiveness of others. That is truly blessed; and also the way to go.

And always be kind both to others and ourselves.

William Kendall said...

Hello there, Miss Pixie!

Mike said...

Conclusion leapers can drive themselves crazy.

RedPat said...

Good advice, Cloudia!

Cloudia said...

Love your comments Friends. Thanks 🎈

Anonymous said...

Quite a view, aye Pixie?