(Recommended companion reading for this affirmation)
I understand and accept that there are many paths in life.
I appreciate the diversity created by a world of choice.
I respect the choices of others even if I do not understand them.
Human beings are blessed with free choice, a gift we often wish to keep for ourselves and deny others. There is no one right way to travel through life; there are as many paths as there are minds to conceive of them. What is right for me, may not be right for anyone else; I do not know the soul’s journey another person has committed to, their life experiences, or their belief system. I will stand in opposition of another only when their choices violate my own ability to choose, or the free choice of others. In all other ways, I respect the choices others make as their own. Opposing and divergent views create the contrast and diversity the mosaic of creation thrives on.
Today I remind myself to express tolerance and respect for the choices and expressions of others, rather than judgement.