I once had a sing on my door in my office that said “solve your problems in advance so I can help you more”. I don’t know what happened to it but it’s gone and I need to put it back because it’s something I really believe in and something powerful happens when you assist people in finding the wisdom already within themselves.
I’ve been thinking about a new sign, this time more for me than anyone else, “all faults observed in others are faults in you ( if you’re still foolish enough to believe faults exist ) “.
“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh