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The Promise by Graham Price

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CHAPTER 8

Blaming them

“Loving those who agree with our views is easy. Loving those who don’t is true love.” ERIC FROMM

If we’ve always been doing our best (the only thing we could have done) at every moment, given our awareness at the time, then so have others.

Even when others have annoyed orfrustrated us, seemed unreasonable,petty, argumentative or unfriendly, orhave inconvenienced us through theircarelessness or inability, they weredoing their best (the only thing theycould have done) at that moment, giventheir awareness at the time.

We’ve all behaved inappropriately at times in the eyes of others, because at that moment we didn’t know how to, weren’t able to, or didn’t think we ought to, behave differently.

We probably thought we ...

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