I love this idea that, not only can we more fully be there for others, but that we can be aware of ourselves enough to remove our auto-responses and communicate expectations before engaging with others.
Some people tend to doll out advice without regard and may seem condescending at times. Others might focus on listening and come off as uninterested. I think people can often be only invested in their side of the conversation and unaware of how their participation affects others. I love the idea that we could be aware of ourselves enough to first ask others how we can best help them before engaging with them.
The better we know, understand and control our own thoughts, emotions and actions, the better we can help others learn the same.
Imagine: enlightened humans enlightening each other.