I love this idea more than tolerate. Tolerate can have a negative connotation in my eyes. However, that may not be your connotation. Inclusivity, to me, is more about acceptance with Divine Love. Acceptance of ALL people, ideas, situations, cultures and experiences, and including all of these as just as worthy as your own, without labels. Remember, each person is on a different path, and therefore, will have different experiences, opinions, belief systems and ideas.
On our paths, we may find we wish to change on behalf of something new we experience. We may change our mind. This is also acceptance, and it’s being open to the possibility that there is another understanding that may feel better to us, or feel more like a Truth. We can include this new as our new Truth, or even incorporate it into the Truth we have. I have found this technique quite helpful, and have always been very interested in other’s Truth. This has allowed me to expand my horizons beyond what I would have, had I just “tolerated” others.
When we practice being inclusive, it allows us to be more receptive to any and all people, everything about them, and all that comes with accepting and openness, and yes this includes even those we do not resonate with.
We each awaken at different times. We each have different ideas with what awakening actually is, and there are different ways of awakening to something new. Awakening is not being right, it is being able to see, accept, and recognize something else as your personal truth. It is observing, rather than absorbing. It is listening more than speaking. While it is okay to express ourselves and our Truth, we can also realize, a different Truth may awaken within us, when we allow ourselves to contemplate another’s Truth. We may not agree, and, that’s okay, but we need to include this other Truth, as part of that person’s path, and accept that we do not all have the same path.
This leads to a better understanding, more kindness & compassion and Love for ALL.
Let’s all be inclusive. ??? ~ Heather
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