One common mistake is to think that one reality is the reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one.
I spent much of my professional life as qualitative researcher. My students and collected stories and tried to make sense out of the collective stories to assist those we worked with to recognize the legitmacy of a different reality.
I’ve fallen many times into the trap of believing my way of seeing was the only way of seeing. Seldom did this kind of thinking produce any benificial results for me or anyone else.
Growth for me occurred when I recognized each of us has a limited view of reality. We need each other to piece our views of reality together to create a beautiful mosaic of differing perspectives.
Have you experienced an aha moment when you understood your view of reality was microcosmic?
Was it humbling? Did it inspire you to learn more about other viewpoints?