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Meditation - Showing Tolerance


This is lesson 29 in the series "Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning" looking at aspects of codependency from a spiritual point of view.
Tolerance accepts that each of us is doing what is needed at this moment.

Tolerance arises from a state of mental relaxation that allows us to remain calm when we see others acting in a way we think should be different.

When we care about others, we act for them as a support system.

Meditation for reflection

Sit in a quiet area with your journal and pen at your side. Close your eyes and begin even regular breathing such as breathe in counts 1, 2; breathe out counts 1, 2; breathe in counts 1, 2; and continue the rhythmic pattern while reflecting on the following thoughts:

We are not here to make another person's decisions, unless we are entrusted with their wellbeing, (such as for a little child or a childish adult). To do so, robs another of control and ownership of their moment.

By being tolerant we accept the differences others have from ourselves, which may be in age, feelings, opinions, attitudes, religious beliefs, political positions, appearances, habits, actions, and on and on.

We are living in the large fish bowl of the world; our different perspectives on a given topic allow many ideas to float in the brine. With the attitude of caring love, peace, and tolerance, ideas promoting the greatest good arise to the surface of our consciousness, into clear light; ready to benefit all.

Finish your meditation by taking a deep breath in and out, and writing down any new insights in your journal for periodic review.

Tolerance Prayer

“May I strive to be tolerant
Of others’ differences from myself.
May I remember to be supportive
While not taking away
Another's right to determine their reality.”

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Article and ebook by Susan Helene Kramer

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