Alana: You can respect another in whatever position they are in. You can respect whatever it is they are processing. You can respect whatever pain or joy they have. You can allow others to have their presence. Yes, this may be very tricky at times. They can also recognize that you support them. They can recognize that you do not need to get anything from them to be whole. They can recognize that your being holds them compassionately. When you respect others, you create a bond of love. This bond is strengthened when they are able to know themselves as well.
This bond will manifest much greater things for you than you could ever anticipate. As you have compassion for yourself, you are showing respect for others in the place of their beingness. As you respect others, you are sending into the universe an incredible message that love is what matters. You are creating the energy that supporting the well-being of all is what matters. Now guess what happens when you embrace this principle? Guess what comes back to you? More of the same!
Here is another possibility of how the scenario could occur. You are continuing with your walk, going down the road looking for someone to drive you to the store. You pass by various people. Keep in mind that it may not be those individuals that you immediately connect with that will fill your need to visit the store. But because you have so much compassion for yourself, and compassion for others, the universe may just delightfully surprise you. The universe works in mysterious ways.