Practicing Tolerance’s Touch
By Judi Lynch
Word Count – 673
Bio Word Count - 60
One definition of tolerance is the ability to tolerate the existence of beliefs and behavior which does not agree with our own. Another definition would be the ability to accept ideas and concepts with an open mind and heart. When we are consciously practicing tolerance we evolve our emotional, mental and spiritual vibration. Those frequencies in turn help all of us envision and manifest a common goal for humanity. To learn to live together with respect, honor and understanding of our differences.
When a society begins to become intolerant of each other, the issues and differences of opinion are magnified. It can become a volatile situation without compassion and empathy. Paranoia can set in that each group wants what the other has or wants to take away another groups civil rights. Bigotry, judgment and intolerance can fuel a fire of anger in such a way that generations of families have no idea where the hate started or why. Breaking the cycle takes time.
“In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher” - Dalai Lama
“Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population” - Albert Einstein
As we learn to tolerate differences we also learn what will not be tolerated as in inhumane or unfair treatment to living beings. We should never become so tolerant that we are afraid to speak out as to what we will not tolerate to continue. Whether in our personal life or the good of humanity, if we use our compassion and integrity, we should be able to intuit the need for action or acceptance of the situation.
Compromise is a key word when understanding personal relationships. It is the same for the leaders in this world. If they want to strike a deal that will help all involved, they must be willing to compromise. If one or another party in a deal breaks a promise, the others may lose their tolerance for the leader’s practices and begin to criticize their actions. In turn those who are ostracized from the group lose their tolerance for the others very existence and begin to openly feud or even start a war.
It’s a very accurate assumption that travel is good for the soul. The more we learn about how others live in different parts of this planet, the more we grow. Whether we travel physically or mentally through online friendships, studying other cultures by reading, we give ourselves the gift of tolerance. A person who has grown up in a wealthy, privileged family who volunteers at the homeless shelter for the first time might agree it is life changing to look into the eyes of someone who seemingly has nothing but finds charm, wit and hope. Instead of judgment, a certain understanding kicks in, this situation has purpose in many different ways.
We learn as we mature what things we will and won’t tolerate in our lives. We choose if we wish to be brave and let go of the sight of the shore. Trying new things, going new places, pushing our comfort zones on how much our fear and anxiety buttons will tolerate before they freak out. We know how much sun our skin will tolerate at the beach before we get burned. We learn when to speak out and when to accept a situation with understanding and grace.
Every time we are an example of love and tolerance, we touch others with a unique and wonderful message. We are all here in some kind of ridiculous, miraculous purpose whether we understand it all or not. These lessons were meant to be lived and learned as we spiritually ascend. Our tolerance of others put here on this planet means we get that. Whether you agree with someone or not, they have a right to express their truth. Our truth gives us each a voice to either be an example or a reason.
Article Description: The practice of tolerance is one of the main ingredients needed to help grow peace inside the heart of humanity.
Author Bio: Judi Lynch is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, healing channel and author. She is president of the Crystal Healing Foundation, Inc. a 501(c) spiritual charity and writer for OM Times Magazine. She has authored two books, Friends with Lights and Conscious Ascension and has read for clients all over the world. To learn more or contact for a session see psychicmediumjudilynch.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org