“I understand,” you say, but do you really? Have you thoroughly and completely entered the mind of the other? You can do so from a state of alignment and oneness, but most of the time in the world of time and space you are still imposing your own viewpoint and belief system—your own filters—upon your perceptions of the other. This is the human way. What is our point today? Look at the word “understand.” It connotes standing under something. Only by aligning with another, either under or above or within can you truly understand. Do not simply pay lip service and remain outside or to the side when one needs your understanding. Merge with their thoughts and emotions to the best of your ability and truly hear them. They will appreciate it, and you may just learn a great deal about yourself, about the other, and about Life.