If You Could Stand In Someone Else’s Shoes…
I ran across this on NPR’s On Being website.
If you could stand in someone else’s shoes… Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently?
These words end this incredibly beautiful video produced by the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
In the end, it’s about human connection. When we relate to those around us by understanding their back stories and their circumstances, we improve the way we work, the way we live, the way we take care of one another, the way we relate going forward and, as Martin Luther King Jr. would say, building the “beloved community” that edifies us all.
I work in health care and this is one of my favorite reflections. In fact, I just mentioned this to a colleague a couple of days ago. Thanks for sharing!