Questions on tolerance?

Have you ever tolerated?

Have you tolerated and it didn’t feel like tolerating? It was easy, it left no bad taste?

Are you a naturally tolerant person?

Have you ever just run out of tolerance? Like a pressure cook let’s of steam?

What does tolerance means to you?

Do you think being tolerant makes you weak or strong?

Are some fights worth fighting? Or being tolerant is the best way forward?

Is tolerance a virtue, a positive quality?

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I believe tolerance is a strength, power and a virtue. I think it is very important. But, for me to always be tolerant I must be full with contentment and joy, and other positive values. Otherwise, my tolerance that I pride myself on will disappear. Because one day I to be a pressure cooker going wrong.

Do comment below. I just want to see what peoples take on tolerance is.

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  1. Agreed. I toy with tolerance at points. Spiritual tolerance is easy to grasp for me for sure but I lack tolerance for ignorance. Not a lack of knowledge but the choice to stay in terrible situations or to self destruct. I struggle accepting a wasted life like I’m somehow a guru of drive and motivation. The sad thing is it took me 36 years to stop doing that exact thing. I struggle because I feel I should be more compassionate in that regard. I consider it a huge character defect I desperately need to work out. Anyways, thanks for forcing me to think again. I needed to see this.

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    • Thank you for popping by and sharing your journey and inner work.

      I am fairly tolerant. But , I think I had a pressure cooker moment a whole back and I have some work to do. I too am spiritual and was listening to a talk on tolerance. I need to do more work on this, that why I wrote this post ( for me) lol. In the talk he said, when we are content and full, when our link with the divine is stable and strong, and when we are full of the other virtues, including tolerance. Then we are not just tolerant. But, We have the power to tolerate. Nothing then bothers us. But he said, sometimes, we have to lovingly provide a response to someone who is testing our tolerance. But with serious tact or we lose too much.

      If I have a specific issue with someone. ( these are my personal churning and experiments). I think I have to use the mirror lesson here. If I don’t like someone for reason x, the mirror says I have a bit if that in me, or I am inviting that in me. I better train my eye to see the person as a good soul, a child of god, have good wishes, and let go. The more I let go and have good wishes for them. Then the law of attraction starts. I feel less bothered by them, and I begin to have more peace. And any eekiness will eventually melt away. The other thing is that we are all unique and number wise. If my peace and happiness and connection with God to to grow., then I the soul, have to work on keeping my original virtues, values in tact. They are love, peace, purity, joy , wisdom. Then with all this it can be easier to tolerate. But sometimes we have tolerated so much already and we snap. But this is not good either as this breeds negative and makes it hard to seethe other in a positive light, and impacts my connection to god. It impacts other relations too. God is my where I download strength from. Then these negative feelings dont get in the way.
      So now is the time for deep inner work to work on having the power to tolerate and all other virtues. And the test paper is, can I remain peaceful, happy, undisturbed by what I identified as an issue. Then we repeat this until we are whole and we can be whole.

      The starting point is the realisation. I have work to do. To take power from god, journal, let go, have pure good feelings.

      I wish you and myself every success. I know we will be successful. I did an exercise for may be a year, it was not about tolerance, but a certain person was just ruining our life for the last 25 years. I worked on good wishes, letting go, and journaling via affirmations and that relationship has changed, drastically for the better.

      So it is more than possible to have success with this. Wish you every success.

      Thanks for reading and freely sharing your journey and realisation.

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    • If I may on this specific situation the power of good and pure feelings for the other soul. In the for of written affirmation. Person x has the ability to see, the courage to change and good company to lead them on right path. This is a bit generic, you can be more specific and keep it all positive no negative words, like the don’t do, as that a negative affirmations.

      Hope this makes sense

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      • Huh. That’s a good way to work through it. I’ve been volunteering and helping homeless people trying to develop more compassion. It’s a struggle sometimes but a lot of them have mental health issues and have fallen through the cracks in society. It feels good to inspire. I’ll definitely work with the affirmations because this is something I want to dissolve in my own thinking. Thanks.

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      • That is a very noble and charitable act to volunteer for homeless. Very well done.

        We have this other phrase / saying, “detached and loving’. In your volunteering do with love, but be detached about the outcome, then you won’t be disappointed . For people are unique and can not always meet our hopes. They might exceed, or they may remain the same. Detached is not being cold. It is being wise. Not all homeless people will have the courage or inner strength to step up. Their story might still be hurting them. So loving and detached is to keep your peace and your heart safe from pain and disappointment.

        I hope this makes sense.

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      • Be fully involved in the moment and do so from a place of love instead of having any focus on the outcome- or what relief I could gain. Like, genuinely be there for others without any reservation whatsoever. ??? Is that an accurate takeaway?

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      • ‘Be fully involved in the moment and do so from a place of love instead of having any focus on the outcome’. This is the best fit takeaway.

        Basically, you had said “…stay in terrible situations or to self destruct…. etc….” when you are loving in detached, it won’t hurt you like this. Loving, means your actions be it the physical work or the thoughts, will this person x will have the courage to move away, to uplift themselves from the terrible situation. That will be your loving thought or affirmation. And you will repeat. But, you won’t be disturbed if they remain stuck in a terrible situation. Because you will be able to see the person has more work to do.

        I hope that makes it clearer

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  2. I admit I am not very tolerant. But I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life which has shown me I need to cut people slack. I try and laugh, too. Sometimes just shrugging and laughing helps alleviate it. I have a hard time still with people I have friction with but I am learning a lot lately about affirmations and striving for inner peace which is helping me a lot. I would also add that I’m trying especially to be tolerant of characteristics of people that they can’t help, as I would like them to do for me.

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    • This is a response to another comment, but it might be helpful to you too.. I have just copy paste.

      Thank you for popping by and sharing your journey and inner work.

      I am fairly tolerant. But , I think I had a pressure cooker moment a whole back and I have some work to do. I too am spiritual and was listening to a talk on tolerance. I need to do more work on this, that why I wrote this post ( for me) lol. In the talk he said, when we are content and full, when our link with the divine is stable and strong, and when we are full of the other virtues, including tolerance. Then we are not just tolerant. But, We have the power to tolerate. Nothing then bothers us. But he said, sometimes, we have to lovingly provide a response to someone who is testing our tolerance. But with serious tact or we lose too much.

      If I have a specific issue with someone. ( these are my personal churning and experiments). I think I have to use the mirror lesson here. If I don’t like someone for reason x, the mirror says I have a bit if that in me, or I am inviting that in me. I better train my eye to see the person as a good soul, a child of god, have good wishes, and let go. The more I let go and have good wishes for them. Then the law of attraction starts. I feel less bothered by them, and I begin to have more peace. And any eekiness will eventually melt away. The other thing is that we are all unique and number wise. If my peace and happiness and connection with God to to grow., then I the soul, have to work on keeping my original virtues, values in tact. They are love, peace, purity, joy , wisdom. Then with all this it can be easier to tolerate. But sometimes we have tolerated so much already and we snap. But this is not good either as this breeds negative and makes it hard to seethe other in a positive light, and impacts my connection to god. It impacts other relations too. God is my where I download strength from. Then these negative feelings dont get in the way.
      So now is the time for deep inner work to work on having the power to tolerate and all other virtues. And the test paper is, can I remain peaceful, happy, undisturbed by what I identified as an issue. Then we repeat this until we are whole and we can be whole.

      The starting point is the realisation. I have work to do. To take power from god, journal, let go, have pure good feelings.

      I wish you and myself every success. I know we will be successful. I did an exercise for may be a year, it was not about tolerance, but a certain person was just ruining our life for the last 25 years. I worked on good wishes, letting go, and journaling via affirmations and that relationship has changed, drastically for the better.

      So it is more than possible to have success with this. Wish you every success.

      Thanks for reading and freely sharing your journey and realisation.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Last comment, with difficult situations where we cant directly help. Good wishes, pure feeling, in the form of affirmations work. If repeated done and with pen and paper. No negative words though. Also everyone is unique we are not made same. Not all can be kings, subjects are needed in a dynasty. This world a stage and we need all types of persons. And when I struggle with this I need to do more work. And I am speaking about me here too. Each disturbance inside of me means I have more work to do. it is a journey we will both successfully at. And it will be a lovely journey. All the best

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  3. I am not generally very tolerant, Bella. I don’t tolerate laziness, excessiveness and other negative behaviours. I despise this concept of entitlement that has infiltrated our youth. There is a difference between being understanding of things that are different and being tolerant of things that are wrong.

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    • You make a very very very valid point. I too would struggle to be tolerant of bad behaviour too. I would speak.

      Some young ones or not so youngs ones , stubbornness and arrogance is too much, that they don’t hear they just shut people up. That is why I would tolerate in front of them and quietly wish them good manners. There other young ones that listen.

      I agree with you full, there is a difference in tolerance and understanding. At the same time I believe in choosing our battles wisely. Because sometimes there no other response than silence, as the other is in no place to understand. And if I want change or influence them, then I can only do it from a distance through good wishes and affirmations. Otherwise I will get hurt and relationships become eeky. In my humble experience.

      I will never agree to bad manner ever. But people are people. We have a lady on our street. She has many daughters and grand kids. They visit or stay over daily, leaving little parking for neighbours, or our visitors. What do you in that situation! I have been indirect and semi direct to her.
      She is older and should be more considerate, wiser, more understanding. But she is terrible, knowing neighbours won’t say much ! It annoys me every day. I am the one suffering daily. Even though I get parking. So I am trying to be more consistent with my affirmations to her instead of being annoyed. I know such good wishes and thoughts can bring about a change.

      I hope I have explained myself better.

      Thank you for sharing such a valid point.

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