Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Daily Solution

In all your relationships, construct a "disagreement safety zone." 

Allow for alternate opinions and viewpoints from the people you love.  Accept that they will not always see life through your eyes, as well. 

This practice builds character, patience and the ability to actively listen to others.

Don't fear what you don't understand. 

Even if you agree to disagree with someone, you can enjoy a mutually-meaningful fellowship with him/her.

When we commit to loving people who disagree with us, three very important things happen:  we learn, we cultivate healthier relationships, and we SOLVE PROBLEMS!

(NOTE: there is a huge difference between disagreement and abuse.  Never let another person or group of people disrespect you by verbally, emotionally, or physically abusing you.  Always practice self-love.)

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