The astounding thing I am experiencing the most as a result of a continually increasing RESPECT LEVEL for myself is the power I feel … the empowering energy and ability to look at my history, to learn from it and to create a new future … and as result, a more internally and externally rewarding life.
A higher RESPECT LEVEL for myself compelled me to examine my spiritual beliefs, to let go of what I did not choose or no longer chose to accept … and to study, learn and embrace unconditional love as a new way of life … the unconditional love modelled by Jesus and his many followers, then and now. It has allowed me to see the “logic, practicality and compassion” of the unconditional love God gives us and asks us to give others … as we have been given … which includes respecting/valuing others as we desire to be respected/valued ourselves.
A higher RESPECT LEVEL for myself fuels my desire to learn more about myself so I can eliminate thoughts, feelings, habits and conditioning that gets in the way of my growth … and in the way of my developing a mutually unconditional love relationship with a husband. It empowers me to delve into what makes a good marriage that can weather all the storms of life, while giving each person room to grow into their unique potential … without competition or jealousy or any such limiting thought or feeling that seeks to destroy a relationship designed to help us grow through our relationship with each other.
In my later years of my second marriage, the first marriage was my attempt to run away from home at age sixteen that ended disastrously within a year, I read Harville Hendrix’s Getting the Love You Want, to do what I could to save my marriage … but it takes two to be committed, to be open and willing to learn and adjust, which he wasn’t at the time, so now, after being single for so long, not wanting to bring the same baggage or new baggage to a final marriage, I’m reading Hendrix’s Keeping the Love You Find so I can not only grow as a partner, but so I change enough to not repeat the past mistakes and to attract a beloved as committed as I am to not just be who we are when we marry, but also to give each other enough room to grow … but without losing the intimate connection a solid marriage needs so we don’t end up going our separate ways because of the increasing distance that results from living two separate lives as my previous husband and I did.
A higher RESPECT LEVEL for myself also is enriching my life by providing me with the gift of tolerance and acceptance of all people … allowing me to see and appreciate each person’s unique qualities, difference of opinions, beliefs and experience and to patiently help them appreciate my unique qualities, difference of opinions, beliefs and experience also.
A higher RESPECT LEVEL, I’m learning, for others is a natural result of increasing my own RESPECT LEVEL … because we can only give to others what we have inside to give.
… And on that note, here is a NEWSFLASH! Soon you will be able to increase your own RESPECT LEVEL to generate the RESPECT “FULL” results you want also. Coming online in the next weeks, not only will you be able to read the final chapters of my fiction book, DARK HORSES, you will also be able to dive into my other book, the non-fiction, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE as it takes centre stage on the http://www.therespectprinciple.com blog!
I so look forward to your repeated returns and comments. Thank you!
December 23, 2013
Kaitlin A. Trepanier
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