Collide

I am doing #inktober again this year, where there is a daily prompt and you have to do an ink drawing and share it to Instagram.

Today’s prompt was ‘collide’ and that got me thinking that most humans ‘collide’ when communicating rather than meshing or melding or gliding together.

Communication, most of which is actually not verbal, is one of the things that humans are most challenged by, yet it is one of the main parts of our everyday life.

Communication is so ego driven from the filters in our mind that portray the story of ‘little me’ in our head and to the exterior world. This means that we rarely sense, see or hear the other person as we are so wrapped up in our story. The thing is, so is the other person, so we ‘collide’.

If we seek to understand and listen to other person, if we let go of our story and free ourselves from the ego, we can communicate with others without collision.

Other person’s shoes

When someone is angry, or rude, or frustrated or she/he behaves in a way that is not their normal way of behaving, instead of reacting the same towards them, perhaps we we could choose to seek to understand.

What is happening in the other person’s mind that is causing them to lash out, to react?

We always want to judge first, to see how that person’s behaviour affects our little story, our ego always wants to personalise it, to see it in terms of how does this affect me?

If we all choose to empathise, understand and be compassionate first, then we could all suffer less.

We could all learn to walk in the other person’s shoes and show kindness.