Accept Them For Who They Are

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Few relationships are perfect as you may know from personal experience.  Many times we wrestle with people in our lives and the relationships we share with them.  It’s a dance, sometimes even a chacha – a few steps forward, a few steps backwards and always flowing.

With that in mind, sometimes we come to the conclusion that toxic relationships need the heave-ho as much as it may or may not hurt.  We choose to discontinue relationships which aren’t working.  Sometimes people become bitter.  Sometimes people become disconnected.  Sometimes the end of a relationship seems not to matter in the least to them and sometimes it matters very much.

But the bottom line is:  Accept Them For Who They Are.

In every relationship, we have opportunities to grow and to learn.  Sometimes they are lessons we would rather not have and sometimes there are no horrendous lessons, just good old-fashioned love and comfort.  Do you know what I mean?

But those who are difficult in your life may be here to help you along with the lessons of life.  They are not here to necessarily be a pain in your neck as it may seem, but instead may be teachers who help you to grow in life.

Some relationships are here for a lifetime, some only for a season.  What bonds us to people is simple:  love and acceptance.

No relationship is perfect.  But in accepting people for who they are, we truly love them.  Not superficial love or that controlling love whereby we make it conditional.

True love which sometimes is rare.

You choose who you love and you can choose to love with heartfelt acceptance or not.  It’s truly up to you.  But to meet all people with acceptance in your heart is difficult at times.  We wish people reacted or acted in certain ways because it’s easier.  But to accept them for their choices is far better for us.  Give free will to love.

It’s an ongoing lesson for me which in my life has had twists and turns and has filled up my dance card with many chacha’s.  But I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Love your life and those in it, past, present and future with acceptance.

Shine On!

xo

6 thoughts on “Accept Them For Who They Are

  1. They only ever hurt us because of our fears within. We try to change them so it doesn’t hurt us. But as you have said, it is our journey to ‘see’ those fears within and become that love by first loving ourselves and in understanding those fears and releasing them…and then we begin to just ‘accept’ others exactly as they are.
    Beautiful post from a wise soul, thank you for sharing that love ❤

  2. Great post. It’s so hard to know whether to keep fighting for a friendship or not, but every relationship has a good chance if there’s unconditional love and acceptance.

    • Absolutely right GodGirl! It’s just trying to decipher whether there is or isn’t that love. And you can still have it yourself but not have it reciprocal. It’s harder that way, but most important is the peace we have within us.

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