Day 20: I Choose Acceptance

I recently found myself engaging (unwisely) in a heated debate about the will of God for us. The funny thing is that I enjoy a good argument most times but not when it’s about religion or politics. I find that each person has his/her views (and should be allowed to), and these arguments never really end in mutual understanding. And so as a rule, I run the other way whenever I find myself in such moments, but for some reason I managed to be caught in the middle of this one. My philosophy in this is: I have my religion and political views and you have yours. I uphold my beliefs and you uphold yours. Together we do our best to practice our beliefs, keeping in mind the core principles of love and peace that binds us all together.

I find it odd that people spend hours arguing that this way is the right way or that that way is wrong, and they carry on with such conviction! I think it’s a great thing to have strong beliefs & views and hold them close to your heart, but not to hold them above other people’s. Personally I believe that the glue that will keep us united as one world is not one religion, or political view but love. Love of your neighbour, regardless of their views or differences and a desire to accommodate those differences. Our differences in culture, language and beliefs is what makes the world such a beautiful place. I certainly don’t want it any other way, I just want people to be nicer to each other.

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” Malcom X.

So let’s preach love and not superiority, let’s choose acceptance and do our parts in upholding peace & unity and who knows? We may actually achieve world peace!

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