Respect vs. Compliance/Obedience

I have had this topic come up and it feels important for me to explore. Maybe it resonates with others as well.

Is it respect? Or do you want people to comply with rules?

Do you want people to respect you? Or do you want people to obey you?

The difference is huge. It’s the difference between power and control vs. approaching everyone in your present moment with an open heart and trying to find a way through the immediate conditions together.

That’s respect. It’s about showing up with unconditional love and seeing the person in front of you exactly as they are- not how you want or expect them to be. And finding a way to peacefully exist together.

It’s about the freedom to be exactly as you are while allowing others to be exactly as they are.

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