We may come to know our friends and lovers over years of conversation and experience, but we may eventually realize that it is enough to love them without knowing what they are all about.

We may not approve of everything they do, and we may not appreciate their eccentric ways, but still we know and appreciate them.  We have faith that in the dimness of our ignorance we have the opportunity to give ourselves more fully to their reality.  Unconditional love means that we don’t love on the condition that we understand.

~ Thomas Moore (Original Self) ~

When we accept others as they are, we give them the space to find their own path and to learn their own truth. Everyone is different in one way or another. Once you understand this truth, you can stop trying to change them into the people you want them to be and start accepting them for who they are.

If everyone looked the same, had the same personality, the same interests and the same experiences, we would lose interest in other people pretty quickly. Luckily, each of us has a unique set of qualities and characteristics that make us different. We can’t change other people, and we really shouldn’t try to. We should accept people for how they are, because that’s what makes each and every one of us so beautiful and special.

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