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It’s exceptionally easy to get so wrapped up in our own world that we can forget that every other person we encounter in our daily activities also has their own perspectives, their own thoughts, and their own world in front of them as well. We will never know or be able to experience what someone else’s world is like: it is a manifestation of how their consciousness perceives the energies around them, as my life is a manifestation of how my own consciousness perceives the energies around me.
One thing we can be certain of, however, is that we all face challenges, fears, insecurities, and countless other afflictions which cause suffering in our lives.
It is easy to mistreat someone when you feel so far removed from them mentally and emotionally. Strangers on the bus, the clerk behind the register, or even that telemarketer on the other end of the line at dinner time can interact and interfere with our lives in a variety of ways. Sometimes, we’re not very kind when those people interact with us, especially if we are having a hard go of things ourselves.
You never know what someone is dealing with behind the face they present to the world. So be gentle and be kind in your interactions with others, giving their worth as a living being the respect it deserves from the very start. Treating others consciously with kindness and respect – instead of carelessly – puts you in the position to always offer your best to those around you and saves you the suffering of knowing you have done someone wrong.