When we choose respect, we are choosing to give and receive grace.
Relationships are full of ebbs and flows; however, a lack of respect reflects inner resentment, disdain, mistrust, and disregard for each other.
Once disrespect enters a relationship and is tolerated or a consistent behavior pattern, the bonds of love, honor, and trust that connect us are broken. It is no longer viable or emotionally healthy to co-exist.
We can say we “love” someone and act disrespectfully, distorting what is accurate, and live in an unreal and unhealthy cycle. But genuine respect shows up when we can also dislike the character and behaviors of someone and give the grace that embodies the core of who we are, our present mind of peace, and remain elevated, not controlled by the energy and actions of others.
ONE Love #goldenguidance 🌙