You may feel passionate about your beliefs today, which could encourage you to share strong opinions while interacting with others. While this mindset may attract people with similar convictions, it might also alienate those with differing beliefs. One good way to avoid inciting conflict with people about whom you care is to acknowledge that their beliefs, even if they are different from your own, are still equally as valid in their own experience. Rather than trying to dispute others’ beliefs or convince others of the validity of your own today, simply allow all truths to coexist peacefully, and honor the glimpse of wisdom that appears in all of them.
By choosing to acknowledge that there are many truths and all of them hold equal merit to the believer, we free ourselves to align with the truths that resonate most strongly within us. The resistance we feel to alternate beliefs is usually caused by the conviction that our beliefs are right, so others’ must be wrong. We can benefit greatly by choosing to understand that all beliefs can be right simultaneously, and alternate beliefs do not have to negate our own, unless we let them. With an accepting mindset, we are able to honor all beliefs while still holding fast to our own chosen ones, creating greater harmony in all of our interactions with others. If you match the level of your strong conviction with an equal measure of open-mindedness today, you can make others feel honored and respected, regardless of how their beliefs may differ from yours.