As I mature, I become more tolerant of the feelings and opinions of others. I stop and think if someone feels hurt by something I have said or done instead of jumping to conclusions. I recognize that jumping to conclusions rarely makes things better.
I keep an open mind and heart when I speak. I wait, and I hear everything out before deciding how to respond. I learn through experience that silence and empathy can go a long way when dealing with difficult situations.
I allow the other person to process their emotions and decide how to proceed. I reserve judgment of anyone unless asked for my input.
I know that some people fully agree with me while others may be less than enthusiastic, and this is okay. I respect different points of view even though I might disagree with them.
I tolerate those who are opinionated. I remain calm in the face of differing viewpoints. I choose to accept their right to express themselves.
I practice patience. I allow others to have their point of view. It’s part of growing. I learn to understand that we are all human beings, and sometimes we don’t think the same way.
Today, I choose to be compassionate towards others regardless of their views. I give them the respect they deserve. I open my heart and find that greater wisdom and understanding are my rewards.
- How can I increase my tolerance and understanding of others’ opinions and feelings?
- What can I do to increase my compassion?
- How do I feel when someone holds a view in contrast to my own?