Staring out the window thinking.
Thinking about this habit I have. It’s really 2-fold. 1st, I have a habit of taking people’s words as truth. Truth from the heart not from the mind.
2nd, I have a habit of projecting the expectations I have for myself on to others. Projecting my definitions of their words onto them. The 2 are connected. The 2 cause suffering. I know that but I do it anyway.
Maybe it’s my believe that all people are good. They all mean well. And maybe they even want to do right by their words but don’t know how. Are stuck in a fear. Afraid to be vulnerable.
I remind myself that they have a story, sometimes many stories, that filters their thoughts, words and actions and that filter doesn’t always sync those 3 things up into the same belief.
Phew… that’s a lot to think about.