I used to have very little patience with those who didn’t view the world the way I did. Most of this came from my intense desire for them to understand me and my opinions only.
What a shallow place to live.
Chopra’s quote reminds me of this statement from Jesus: “I have come into this world so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” (John 9:39)
Are you blind because you can’t see, or does your current “sight” need blinded?
Jesus can help you with both.
Seeking first to understand has never gotten me in trouble.
Marcus Aurelius once said…
You always have the option of having no opinion. There is never any need to get worked up or trouble your soul about things you can’t control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.
His Word and Truth
Proverb 18:2, “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his (or her) opinion.”