Unconditional Positive Regard
You are worthy of respect as a human being with unique hopes, vulnerabilities, strengths, and potential. To be an effective provider of emotional or practical support, you must withhold your judgment of a person’s character. Whether or not you personally approve of or condone another’s actions, the person is worthy of the same human regard you expect.
When assisting another, you must accept the person as you wish to be accepted: an individual of worth, whose rights and dignity must be honored.
Understanding is delayed or inhibited when events, conditions and circumstances are explained in supernatural or prophetic terms for which there is no objective evidence. Apply reason and science to the understanding of our universe and the solving of human problems. Understand the root causes of problems when evolving constructive solutions.
Conflict arises from ignorance, intolerance and misunderstanding. Harmonious human relationships arise from wisdom, tolerance and understanding. Cultivate the arts of negotiation and compromise as a means of avoiding conflict, resolving differences, and achieving mutual understanding.
Simple understanding is the basis of compassion and genuine empathy, which contribute to the greater good of humanity.