Stepping into someone else’s shoes is challenging BUT can be a fertile meeting ground of shared understanding.
A big challenge for me has been to step into someone else shoes. I am trying to not be quick to judge and to hold back judgement (of others). Being curious about other people, their beliefs and ideas – even if you do not like their ideas – is so much more interesting than jumping to conclusions and my own prejudices. And applying this learning to myself too, to be curious in my own thoughts and beliefs (some call this self-kindness or compassion, certainly beats beating myself up or wallowing in self-pity).