Daily Question: Can mutual respect heal the world?
Is it possible?
“Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.”
– Lakhdar Brahimi
Today’s Intention: Respect
Right now, I’d like to talk a little about ‘respect,’ but first I’d like to define it.
1. An act of giving…special reverence or attention.
I’d like to add …’giving to everyone, equally.’
Everyone is on their path; as we are all souls, in bodies…
Some of these souls have simply been buried under difficult lives, so these concepts of respect and soul, for instance, have been difficult concepts to accept, for some.
I mean, why should I, for instance, respect someone whom I consider greedy, judgmental, disconnected, fake, dangerous, ridiculous, or untrustworthy?
Because, they’re on their path, and their path is valid, in my opinion.
Personally, I think mutual respect can heal the world, or at the very least make the world a more pleasant place to live.
So, today, I’m gonna ask myself:
What’s it gonna take for me to respect this person…?
What does respect look like? Or I will simply say,
I respect this person, or process…
Then, see what unfolds…
Insight: I believe our “soul” purpose is to evolve as human beings.
And I think people evolve at different rates and we’re at different levels…
No one “level” is better than the other…as no person is better than another.
After Class…and a meditation, which I did first.
Pushing my flat hand onto my heart was especially warm and comforting, today.
And the healing meditation I did today, also, was wonderful. During it, I was able to create a “healing space” for myself, an imaginary place (?), which was, and is truly awesome…
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