A young couple move into a new locality. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the clothes outside the balcony. “That clothes don’t look to be very clean”, she said.
“She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs a better washing soap. “Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbour would hang her washing to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
Some time later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean laundry on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”
“The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows”
Moral: If our windows are dirty so will we see others as dirty too. What we see in others is indeed a reflection of our inner-selves! So it is with life that what we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look. It is easy for us to condemn, discuss other people, their lives & things that really doesn’t even concern us and we tend to forget – our windows may not be that clean after all!
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