'Respect' Chapter


We are truly respecting someone when we are respecting their spirit, which does often go beyond their awareness. Respect as we are taught it is if I say blah, you say blah, because you are repeating after me. You are “following” me. If you do this do you actually respect me? Do you respect yourself even? Responsibility or response ability is what I feel is necessary for real healthy respect. Respect is seeing the common ground.

“Men are respectable only as they respect” Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

“There are two sorts of affection – the love of a woman you respect, and the love for the woman you love” Arthur Wing Pinero

“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” Persian Proverb

With Respect

I feel respect is a very confusing thing. Mostly, when people tell you to be respectful, it’s usually advocating a sanctimonious attitude toward the social consensus. It doesn’t even begin to scratch the substance of personal responsibility. Respect … or… Seek More

Respect of Being

You can see a political leader, or wealthy person, and not respect them when you see what is really there, even though convention in society is to respect this person. Is there virtue in being exhorted to extol an unhealthy… Seek More

Common Ground

Let’s get a bit more personal. I’m in a relationship. The Native Americans respected the creatures they hunt, but they still ate them. If in my relationship I were not willing to in a sense “eat her” and respect what… Seek More

Respect vs. Fear

R eally E xpressing S o P eople E ngage C ommunication T ies ~ DonJuan Writer Respect is an emotionally charged topic, and who hasn’t experienced some negativity in the name of “respect”? If it’s an inherent good as… Seek More

State of Knowing

I am talking about a respect that stems only from awareness, and empowers choice rather than making you feel you must do only one thing. Awareness means knowing? Yes. A knowing from being and respecting being of others. Being is… Seek More