My relationships are based on respect and understanding.
I focus on the positive. I look for qualities that I value and admire. I notice if someone
excels at their job or goes out of their way to be helpful. When I recognize their strengths, I feel friendlier towards them and enjoy their company.
I deepen my understanding. I avoid making assumptions about others based on limited knowledge. I remember that they are complex individuals. Even if they yelled at me in traffic, they may perform many great deeds.
I open up my mind. I become more flexible. I recognize that there are many different ways to approach the same situation.
I cultivate humility. I realize that I have flaws too. It is easier to be patient and forgiving when I recognize that I have the same needs.
I treat others with compassion. I think about how their behavior affects them instead of concentrating on myself alone. I want them to be happy.
I appreciate diversity. I imagine how boring the world would be if each of us was the same.
I pursue my own goals. When I make my life more meaningful and satisfying, I find that I am less critical of others.
Today, I am loving and kind. I let go of the desire to change others. I respect their right
to be who they are. I experience fewer conflicts, and I feel more connected.
1. How can I maintain healthy boundaries while accepting others?
2. What is the difference between accepting someone and agreeing with them?
3. How do I feel when someone accepts me?