All of us will deal with our lives and beliefs in certain situations or circumstances very differently, because we’re often at different points in our personal journey.
Some of us will be at the stage where we’re able to look at our circumstances objectively, whilst others will still be working towards that goal and may not see things as clear, therefore may begin to feel threatened or undermined by another person’s beliefs through that other person’s journey.
Because we’re not at the same stage on our journey, our unconscious thoughts may often get in the way of our perceptions on what another person thinks or believes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that someone else’s beliefs are at fault.
We can have our beliefs and still make decisions based on what we want for our families, unless the decisions we go on to make are based solely around religious beliefs and therefore there will be no room for compromise. As a child those were very much my experiences.
Beliefs don’t have to get in the way of another person’s thinking. Feeling threatened by what someone believes is a symptom, not a cause. The cause is our lack of confidence; failing to see the bigger picture on our own lives and not being able to compromise.