Me. I block myself from understanding others. My ego, my feelings, my wants, my needs – these crowd out my desire to understand and I essentially create a wall that prevents me from enlarging my world view. How can I possibly understand you when all I’m thinking of is me? In order to understand others, I need to call on my Empathy and Compassion. Then I can put myself in your shoes and take the time to listen more deeply to what you are saying.