Seek To Understand Yourself Before Being UnderstoodIt has always been my desire to be understood. However only recently I have learned that for others to understand you, you have to understand yourself first! I spend a lot of time reflecting now, on my thoughts, emotions and actions, trying to understand my motives. I feel that to understand myself means I can communicate these reflections to others in a more constructive way, to help them understand. I do feel 'different' to others, and have trouble fitting in. Again this used to bother me - I thought I was doing something wrong. But I discovered that how people reacted to me was entirely a result of my own actions - whether it be my introversion or unwillingness to trust others and open up.
I still yearn to be understood by just one person, But I'm lucky enough to have a small handful of people in my life who each understand different aspects of me, which collectively equals my entire being.
My advice is to keep searching your soul to discover who you are and why you are awesome.
crystalclear85 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 Jul 14, 2010