Posted 05-19-2004 at 08:01:25
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I stopped by to introduce myself to my next-door neighbor in
the new neighborhood where we were moving. We talked.
He's a local radio personality, Si-Man Baby.
As we talked about various aspects of life, Si-Man Baby would nod
and speak two words, "I understand."
They were simple words, yet so profound.
They were words that we need to speak more often among
friends, family, spouses, co-workers, and even nations.
The simple words of, "I understand."
After talking with Si-Man Baby for about 45 minutes, I left his
presence, but his presence didn't leave me.
Days later I found myself listening to others, nodding my head
and uttering, "I understand."
I found myself repeating "I understand" more and more.
As I read MountainWings submissions and prayer requests, I found
myself nodding my head and silently saying, "I understand."
I saw why Si-Man Baby is such a successful radio personality.
"No one understands me," is a phrase that so many say.
As we nod our heads, identify with, and repeat that phrase
that no one understands us, we also need to ask,
"Do we understand others?"
I felt Si-Man fully understood what I said because he said so.
Perhaps the first phase of being understood,
~A MountainWings Original~