”Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience mold us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together. ”
There are different situations that come to life where the power to tolerate is necessary. One is bad words and assault from others, one is when it comes to trying to establish the truth, one is discontent in small or large matters.Tolerance is required when going through sickness. If you speak about a sickness it gets worse.
“Whatever the situation”, understand that situation has come to teach you something and it will only last for a short while. Two lessons are incorporated in this: the power to tolerate and the power to face.
Power to tolerate is our ability to remain internally unaffected when situations and people are not our way. This power involves extending openness and acceptance and internally resolving any conflict with right understanding.
It is about rising beyond our ordinary ways of reacting when scenes of life are not favorable. Tolerance comes with the knowledge that each soul is different from us. Their thoughts, feelings, perceptions are different from us.
Their sanskars (BEHAVIOUR)and karmic accounts were created on the journey of different births in different environments facing different situations. So, we cannot question other’s behavior or sanskars.
This understanding helps us accept people as they are. We reach a point where we easily tolerate different sanskars. We reach a stage where there is no feeling of having to tolerate. Power to tolerate means we live and work with people with the understanding that differences behavior are the natural way to be.
We do not waste our energy or get agitated thinking or questioning: “Why are they this way, how can they be like this. We do not try to control them or force them to change. We inspire and empower them and they chose to change what they find uncomfortable about themselves.
”I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.”
Let us make a list of simple habits of people, which we have not been able to tolerate so far. It is only a programming of our mind as we always tell our self that we cannot tolerate something or someone.
Today, let us create a thought: I accept this sanskar of theirs and from now their sanskar will not create any disturbance in my mind.
Spirituality says that we should not avoid any soul or situation, so the only solution is to tolerate. I believe being tolerant is a great service to humanity as it brings others closer to God and touches their heart. It is a very important power. “If you constantly smile when at the time when an angry enemy showers you with bad language, that is called tolerance.”