Binding, a book and a life both rely on this process. Reflect, choose, and be patient is what I have learned works. Our choices have implications on us and on every being and object we are connected to.
Respect is not reverence or admiration, it is the acknowledgment of a separate life with its own need for fulfilment. It is at the heart of love. It makes us capable of caring for the wellbeing of another, and it includes the for, the to, and the from.