So Gandhi would imagine seeing himself sitting there at the other side of the table through the eyes of the British Officer.
And you can try this too. Take a moment now to practice this yourself...
Think of someone that you have had a difference of opinion with. Just as Ghandi did, first ‘go inside’ and find out how you were really feeling about the situation.
Then imagine you can see the world from the viewpoint of the other person, really get in touch with this different point of view.
When You Do This Imagine and Notice:
- How do they hold themselves?
- What is their physiology like?
- What are their ways of thinking?
- Their attitudes?
- What beliefs do they have?
- What metaphors do they use?
Basically everything you know about them, you ‘role model’ and imagine seeing the world through those points of view.
When you put yourself in their shoes and experience the world the way they do, this will give you a huge insight into the way that they think.