With greater knowledge and understanding of other people, their cultures, their societies, their viewpoints and varied ways of life, the more we are likely to feel empathy and compassion for them. We will be more likely to put ourselves in other people’s shoes and be better able to see things from differing points of view when we educate ourselves and acquire more knowledge and understanding of other lifestyles and belief systems. When we become familiar with the unfamiliar or the previously unknown, it is less likely that we will judge or reject those who behave, live, think and believe differently than we do. Take the time today to gather information and learn about new and different ideas, cultures, religions and belief systems so that you will be able to treat others with more understanding, acceptance, and compassion.
Educate yourself by opening up to new ideas and new viewpoints.
Let your heart believe that others’ thoughts, ideas, and beliefs are as important to them as yours are to you.
Knowledge leads to understanding and compassion and can erase negative or judgmental attitudes.
Once we understand new and different points of view and belief systems, our souls will experience greater acceptance of others and have greater compassion for our fellows.