Tolerance is based on going beyond the superficial things that divide us. It’s the result of turning within and coming to know the Self. If I can deal with my own ego, then my own anger can be resolved.
This goes a long way in resolving external issues, too. With my own ego out of the way I will be able to handle anything. Otherwise it’s just the same old thing – you versus me, yours versus mine, etc – intolerance. If I am unselfish and honest in my heart, and am concerned about others’ needs, then I will be full enough to give. ‘I should be understood’ changes to ‘I should understand.’ Not ‘They should change’ but ‘I will give what’s needed’.
Patience, peace and maturity develop. Spiritual tolerance cultivates innate wisdom, the kind you can’t get from books.
Some bad habits are like tyrants – they crowd the head and heart so strongly that under no circumstances do they wish to move. They have enjoyed their undisputed reign over us and will not depart easily.
To defeat them, it’s important to keep practising the silence of introspection and to connect to the Eternal Reservoir of benevolent energy.
Many of us have the tendency to postpone even the most important things to the last moment. We assume we will be able to get things done later. But sometimes the unexpected intervenes and everything collapses under the added strain.
When I remain focused I am able to prioritize. I understand that small tasks can be as important as the larger ones, and I make sure I get them done at the right time. I make sure I leave time for the unexpected, too. This lifts the pressure and allows me to give my best in every situation.
I express my care and concern by responding to situations with a cool head and to people with a warm heart.
If I remain aware that as fellow human beings we are all part of one family, and that even the smallest of gestures can make a difference in people’s lives, I am always blessed with a caring heart.
It takes so little to show that I care yet it can mean so much.