Mindset 202

By C.L. Harmon

Distance is the only thing that separates one enemy from another. One word, one sentence or one misunderstanding is all it takes to make us step back, separating people and making them enemies. When we truly think about this, we must recognize just how close we are to creating negativity at any given time.
We all say and do things without realizing the ripple effect of those actions. They seem harmless enough at the time and so their result seems inconsequential. But this is only to the person responsible for those words or actions.
To the other person, they become a small crack in which understanding, forgiveness and compassion slowly seep out altering our perceptions of that person and creating space between us. Initially we are completely unaware of these changes and yet they still grip a part of us.
When we eventually realize that we have been affected, then we must use a kind word or sentence to help others understand what they’ve done and then forgive them. Otherwise we allow that crack to widen to a point that it drains us completely and separates us to a point that we can no longer see the other for who they truly are.

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