Yesterday, I shared a post on seeking truth, unintentionally mis-quoting my friend Khalida. As I took her words out of context, I amended that post here and you can read her full post here: khalidabrohi.blogspot.com.
Words are powerful tools. They can be used for good or evil. And sometimes when we mean well, our words still harm others. Being awake, aware and clear are critical components of communication.
People here what they want to hear. Each of us has a unique perspective on life, colored by the many experiences that make up our identity. When we hear or read something, we process it through this filter of our perspective. We tend to automatically judge and create opinions. We then integrate this often false understudying into our new perspective. We may think, she said this, so that means that. Well, she did not say exactly that. I simply heard that. I took things out of context. She actually said something different, something more and meant something entirely different.
While I understood Khalida’s beautiful words and the context of what she was sharing and feeling, by quoting only a few words in order to make a different point, I had inadvertently misconstrued the full-meaning of what she was feeling and intending to share. Thus, while my intention was pure, my words concealed the truth. I am sorry Khalida! Your love for your country, it’s customs and it’s people is an inspiration for me and others. Thank you for this opportunity to grow!
Love & Light,