A key to understanding others is putting yourself in their place. When I came to earth, I did that for you. I experienced firsthand the difficulties of life. I got tired, hungry, sick, lonely, discouraged, and went through everything else you experience. And having done that, I can now truly feel for you, help, and comfort you the way you need Me to.
That’s also the key to relating well to others. You can’t totally change your circumstances like I did, but you don’t need to. Just project yourself mentally into their circumstances.
For example, before you ask someone to do something that may seem simple and straightforward to you, consider first whether that person will feel the same. Or if someone is out of sorts, think about what might be causing that person to act that way. This is a much safer way to operate than assuming everyone else sees and feels the same way about things as you.
Walk a mile in another’s shoes, as the saying goes, and you will be much more inclined to be understanding and supportive when the situation calls for that. Then adjust your expectations or presentation accordingly. Others will sense that you’ve anticipated their needs or concerns and taken their limitations into account, and this will help you live and work together better. Empathy helps create unity of minds and goals, and that’s a wonderful thing!