Tools and Practices
Practice: Another Point of View
Think of an incident in your life for which you would like to be forgiven or for which you would like to forgive another.
Write or record a short description of the situation from your perspective. Now imagine that you are the other person in the situation and write or record a short description from that person's perspective. How are the two stories different? Have you ever thought about the situation from the other person's perspective? Does it make you more willing to consider forgiveness in this situation?
This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors ofSpirituality & Practice.