- Disputes are not fun when we are vulnerable and trying to build our self-love by accepting our views to feel good.
- Disagreements lead to conflicts at work where accusing the other for having a different viewpoint is sometimes the norm.
- Differences in a relationship result in a breakup.
- Disagreements between nations result in war.
Why do we have disagreements amongst ourselves?
All humans are disciples on the path of life, developing their ability to hold balance under pressure, developing their ability to love without restrictions, increasing their wisdom through life experiences without judgments.
Our sense of what is ‘our truth’ changes with experience and time. We have a different point of view at various stages in our life.
Our perspective on anything may be a result of:
- Our rejection of the inner feelings the real fact may bring up.
- Our need to feel superior by our adherence to a political/religious viewpoint
- Our failure to break free from the perspective of our society, parents, or authority figures
- Our knowledge gained from encounters as of that point in our life
When there are so many mandates on one’s opinion on anything in life, how can we expect the rest of the world to have the same thought process? That’s not possible, right? It’s not possible to have people who could all think alike because we have all experienced different things in life, we have all had a diverse range of emotions while growing up, and we have all faced different hardships.
Having a different perspective is our birthright. We all need the liberty to believe what is right for us until we decide to make a change finally.
That right comes with being in a free nation and being a grown-up.
So, is it not an act of barbarism to not allow another to have a difference in how they think, dress, act, pray, eat, and live their lives?
When faced with a difference, we can continue to speak our truth without demanding the other to accept our perspective.
Peace within us results from accepting those contradictory aspects within ourselves. We have a diversity of opinion with what we project to the world. We cannot change what we don’t completely accept within us.
Peace in our outside reality is allowing the difference in everyone we interact with. We may not really desire another person’s way of living. However, we can allow another individual to enjoy their choices until they choose to improve them on their own.