Respect (def.) –
1) To show deferential regard
2) To avoid violation of
3) To treat courteously
Love (def.) –
1) A deep feeling of affection
2) Intense desire or attraction
3) To have charity for
How to show respect:
R – Realize who you are with, how they are behaving, what they are saying
E – Expect the same from yourself and others
S – Sympathize. Do unto others as they would have you do unto to them.
P – Be Present. Show up, pay attention, be on time, keep agreements
E – Evaluate where this person is coming from, culture, values, current emotions
C – Communicate. #1 Listen. #2 Say what you mean. #3 Make your boundaries known.
T – Take note of their cues, what is important to them, where their boundaries are, repeat it back
What is love? And how is it different from basic human respect?
L – Long-lasting personal regard and affection
O – Omniscient respect for each other’s well-being, happiness and growth
V – Validates each other’s realities
E – Even on our worst days