Understanding is a virtue requiring generously giving of time, patience, respect and gentleness. Understanding is digging deep beyond the obvious.
One has to travel through the emotions of listening with the heart, hearing the spoken and unspoken
In the image, the colours of the layers symbolise characteristics: green is kindness, yellow is appreciation, gold is forgiveness, blue is truth, lilac is compassion. All of these ingredients (and more) are necessary for true understanding.