Monday, February 8, 2010

Seeing Isn't Always Believing

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “I will believe that when I see it.” or you have even said it. Like the Saints winning the Super Bowl.
The reverse is also often true “We see what we believe.” and even if it is not real for others it becomes real for us. On the other hand we sometimes refuse to believe something we see because it conflicts with our personal reality. Then we do not understand why all these other people can be so wrong!
Cross Bones
How do we sort all that out in our own heads?
One way is to practice neutral party thinking. That is set aside your own belief system to examine all possible facts and options. Realize that others could see the same things from a different point of view and strife to know what that point of view is in this case. There may be more than one right answer to any problem.
Oh My
It is not an easy thing to do but the process gives you a greater appreciation for the world around you including those with whom you disagree.

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