U has been the most difficult letter so far to find a topic on which to write; nothing seems to fit very well. But I needed something, so please bear with me with this one.
By definition understanding means the ability to understand something; comprehension. Understanding means knowledge, it’s the lightbulb that goes on when you finally understand the math problem, or how something mechanical works. But I think that understanding goes beyond comprehension and knowledge, it is about how we treat one another.
I believe that at times, understanding also means compassion. Understanding means not judging, but loving and showing kindness. Understanding means comprehending someone else’s feelings and knowing what they need rather than focusing on yourself. There is more to understanding than simply knowing something, I think that it can also be an eye-opening emotional experience that let’s you live more completely.