It's easy to feel loving when you're in a gentle setting, but how about in a harsh environment, or when you're with difficult people?
First, know that we are all going through these challenges together. Relationships involve the peril of conflict. So, it's not a matter of finding that magical conflict-free relationship. It's a matter of dealing with conflict in healthy ways, such as honest discussions, prayer, counseling, assertiveness . . . and if that doesn't work: walking away.
The ego wants to analyze other people's egos, picking apart the reasons for the conflict. This would be fine if this method actually worked to bring about peace, but it doesn't. Analyzing someone else's ego, only increases isolation, blame, judgment, and other bases of fear.
What does work is to have compassion for everyone involved with the conflict. See everyone as little children, lashing out because they're afraid.
If there's an abusive situation, stay away from abusive people, direct any anger into taking positive action steps for healthy change, and pray fervently for divine intervention. What matters most spiritually is how you deal with the situation, always with love.
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, I need your help with this person please (describe situation). Please show me how to deal with this situation in healthy and loving ways. Please give me the strength to be loving, authentic, and compassionate toward everyone involved, including toward myself.
And here's a supportive scripture: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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