I am naive.
I see so much goodness in people, and I’ve often failed to recognize when I’m being harmed.
I don’t necessarily see this as the other person’s fault, but mine. I focus so much on the glowing aspects of a person, I fail to accept they are indeed a human just like me, with both shadow and light.
When I meet a person’s shadow side, I am sometimes taken by surprise.
I shouldn’t be, but I am.
I also misunderstand much.
I want perfect understanding and harmony.
I don’t think perfect understanding is possible and I am sometimes very frustrated and upset when I don’t have that.
Yet, I wonder if harmony may be able to exist without perfect understanding.
If so, I haven’t mastered that yet.
And have caused harm because I haven’t.
Maybe I will, someday. I hope so.