How to Get a Piece of Peace in Your Life

Saturday, July 09, 2005


Many times we assign intentions to other people's actions without even realizing it.

If a person doesn't change a behavior, we sometimes believe the person refuses to change, or doesn't care. We may forget how difficult it is to actually change.

We project our own fears, hidden motives, or expectations onto other people and see their actions through those filters. We also have our own sets of cultural norms, personal rules, we say things to ourselves such as, "I would never do that."

When you recall a situation in your mind, notice if you report the facts, as a newspaper article, or if you attach the thoughts, feelings, and intentions that you believe the other person has. You can only truly report your own feelings unless the other person communicated what was happening inside the mind.

We are each extremely unique individuals.