Given the fact that we are all the product of our individual upbringing, development and experiences, we will feel different about many different issues.

But for us to accept our experiences, we must begin to feel comfortable in our own skin. We must unconditionally learn to accept ourselves. So that we don’t get hurt, we put barriers up to protect ourselves, instead of opening up.

The world would be very small and less diverse if we all thought the same things and had the same beliefs. But we must learn to embrace each other through our different cultures and beliefs. Being open to other people’s beliefs, brings about opportunities for us to learn and respect each other’s similarities and values, as well as our differences.

These are the qualities that make us unique, but it is our uniqueness that can also drive us apart. When we close our mind to the possibilities of learning about others, we close the door to tolerance, understanding and acceptance.

Our life only ever encompasses and mirrors the people around us as long as we’re open enough; otherwise our world becomes even smaller. We must learn to adapt and accept what others have to offer.

In retrospect, even if we don’t agree we should at least learn to respect.

18 Jan, 2013

6 thoughts on “Accepting

  1. I agree! We should learn to accept others regardless.

    I think a lot of today’s problems wouldn’t be, if everyone accepted others. Everybody is special in their own way. Just because we don’t look, act or believe as we do, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be accepting.

  2. If we were all the same it would be a very boring world. I always listen to what other people say.

    I may not always agree with them but they have just as much right to express their opinion as I do.

  3. So very on point and agree 100%! I really wish the rest of the world would grasp this. I try to tell people who are judgemental (family, friends) this and either they agree completely or comeback with a no tolerance response.

    Anyway, this is very true; to accept everyone and their differences; values; opinions and beliefs because we’ll all learn something.

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