It’s wonderful to see ourselves from another perspective. Even more important for us to try to see others from another perspective. Thinking of where others are coming from or why they are responding in a surprising way allows us to grow understanding and compassion. Misunderstandings or difficulties arise when people come from different places and can’t imagine what is motivating the other person. Stop for a minute, put your own emotional response on hold, and put yourself in the other person’s place. With a little respect for that perspective, it’s much easier to establish harmony. Everything can flow much easier when you show others respect and find the middle ground. Try it– there’s always a place to meet in the middle.