I recently spent a few weeks working from Bali. Meeting so many new people for all over the world. And this is always my reflection when I travel; we’re all so much more alike than we are different. We all long for the same things; love, respect, connection, truth, joy, safety… The only difference is how we go about getting that which we feel we are longing for.
Some approaches or methods may be more or less effective. Someones who’s really hurting might go looking for respect by provoking fear in another, someone else might do it by trying to be the very best and kindest version of themselves. Both think that their way will be the most effective way of getting what they need. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just different.
Focusing rather on understanding than being understood and you might just realize, that the person next to you, have the same hopes and fears, dreams and longings as you do.
With all my love,