Have you ever had an experience where you were having a conversation about religion or politics that started out calm but evolved into a heated discussion? What is it that causes simple conversations about religion, politics, or other things, to get complicated? Is it ego? Is it the need to be right? Is it the need to get a point across just to be heard?
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Have you ever taken a moment to sit back and understand the person across from you? Have you tried to understand their philosophy or personal integrity is different from yours and might be just as valid or even more valid than yours? We all have our own different set of knowledge, what we think is important in life, what we think is the meaning of life, and our own personal integrity tied into us as individuals. I have been guilty of trying so hard to make sure my own point of view was heard or to make sure that I got my point across, that I completely failed to hear and listen to the other person’s point of view or truly try to understand them. In doing so, I did a huge disservice to myself.
Spend more time listening to others in order to get a better understanding of the person you’re speaking with and learn more about their own personal integrity and philosophy. In doing so, you’ll gain knowledge and understanding. When I started doing this it helped me create a better self that is more aligned with my own life philosophy and integrity.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How to look at difficult conversations objectively.
- How to understand how you respond to things that conflict with your current philosophy or integrity.
- Think about what you are willing to adjust in order to be fully present in conversations.
- How to identify old things that you might still be holding on to that are not helping you grow.
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