Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Window

              A young couple moves into a new neighbourhood.
              The next morning, while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hangs the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she need better laundry soap.”
              Her husband looks on, but remains silent.
              Every time her neighbour hangs her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
              About one month later, the woman is surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and says to her husband: “Look! She has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”
              The husband says, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows!”

              And so it is with life: What we see, when watching others, depends on the purity of the window through which we look. Before we give any criticism, it might be a good idea to check our state of mind, and ask ourselves if we are ready to see the good, rather than looking for something in the person to judge.

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