28 thoughts on “Understanding is much deeper than knowledge. There are many who know you, but very few who understand you…

  1. malootka says:

    Reblogged this on truthionary.

  2. GiniClare says:

    This is so so true ….

  3. summerstommy2 says:

    Story of my life…

  4. No one can completely know you, therefore a soul mate completely known is impossible, we can only know each other partly. Understanding is similarly a subtle process, impossible for a human, but constant and eternal for the Divine. Love David

  5. Kate Spyder says:

    It is impossible for others to know and understand you, if you do not know and understand yourself first. It is amazing what happens when you allow yourself to know and understand yourself and how your experiences have shaped you and also hear what your soul cries for. When you do meet that person, doors that were once shut are thrown wide open.

  6. Self-knowledge when coupled with awareness and understanding is both beautiful and powerful. Appreciate your post.

  7. aspenlinmer says:

    Very, very true. Great quote!

    What do you think we can do to help others truly understand us? How can we help those who are hurting?


    • Otrazhenie says:

      It is a very hard questions, Aspen. In my experience, relationship between people is a bit like a radio – some people seem to ‘operate’ on the same wavelength and can understand each other easily, why others seem be ‘operating’ on a totally different wavelength and therfore no matter how much effort they are putting into understanding each other, all they get is just ‘noise’. The majority of people however somewhere in between. What we can do to help others to understand ourselves? May be, make an effort to understand them first? Once we understand their perspective and where they are coming from, it migth get easier for us to ‘explain’ ourselves? I think, understanding between people is a two-way process.

      • aspenlinmer says:

        That’s a great way of putting it…like a radio. I have often thought this about my mom…we just seem out of tune sometimes. 🙂

        I totally agree with you about “making an effort to understand them first.” It really is a two-way process a lot of the time and sometimes the best thing we can do is just listen.

        I have thought a lot about how to help others (or how others could have helped me) since my return from overseas. I’d love to hear more of your comments on this! How I have an essay about it too if you want to check it out…no pressure though. 🙂 (http://horcruxesheroesandharrypotter.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/failure-redeemed-responding-to-those-in-pain/)

        How have others been successful in helping you? How have you seen others successfully help others?

        Thanks for the discussion!


      • Otrazhenie says:

        Hi Aspen, Thanks for the link to your post. Enjoyed reading it. You are raising very good questions – unfortunately, I don’t have any good answers. I’m often at loss myself when it comes to responding to someone in pain. Personally, when I was in pain myself, I just wanted to hide and did not want anyone to notice me or respond to me in any way at all.

      • aspenlinmer says:

        I can understand that. I think that we often just need some time to ourselves where we can sit quietly and not have the opinions of others raining in. Its hard to know where the balance is though because we can’t hide (even if we want to) forever…


  8. Thank you for this post. It gave me a second to pause and think it over. To understand anything you must first understand themselves. I have met very few people who have truly “found” themselves. Please visit my blog at breakyourcage.com. Hope to hear from you. Cheers.

  9. words4jp says:

    so very, very true. it can be more difficult to understand a person who cannot truly i=understand themselves. Kimberly:)

  10. I’m not even sure that we truly know or understand ourselves

  11. Ajaytao2010 says:

    nice post dear

  12. very beautiful discussion was raised in your blog in the comments.
    Really it is very delicate point ” why – to expect others to understand the one ” -” just knowing and exchange of ideas are not enough ?”
    with regards

  13. Cris says:

    This is so very true. However, far too often, who we really are is hidden even from ourselves. Hence, those will never understand themselves, let alone anyone else.

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