Category accepting others
So much of my life is influenced by what I’ve learned from the 12-step program of AlAnon Family Groups.
We hear sermons about not being like the Pharisees and at the same time we have the unwritten expectations of members of our churches.
Are You Accepted/Rejected? We hold a status in society – married or divorced, stay-at-home mom or working mom, white collar or blue collar, successful or on welfare, home owner or homeless, physically fit or disabled, black or white. If you’ve ever changed from one status to another you may know the sting of judgment that […]
I have an idea. Just as an experiment, take three days and practice acceptance. I mean accepting something about another person that you’d prefer were different. When you are faced with that something you do not like follow immediately with a deliberate thought of something you like about the person. It may be something small, even insignificant or it may be something truly important. Pet peeves are a good place to start.
The more problematic is what to do about people who have caused you pain, physically or emotionally. These people may be risky for you to associate with. You have to decide whether or not to allow the person into your personal circle.