In Love First, the Beginning, I explain the difference between Tolerance, Acceptance, and Allowing. Tolerating is filled with resistance, we hate whatever it is, but to be fair, we will tolerate it. This energy causes a great deal of frustration at something we perceive can’t be changed, so damn it, we will tolerate it through clenched teeth. Acceptance is filled with resignation. A step above tolerance, acceptance for most people is a feeling of moral superiority, “I know what you are doing is wrong, or I don’t agree with your beliefs, but I, the bigger person, will accept that this is how it is.” Acceptance usually requires a bit of martyrdom, we are in pain, but we are going to survive. Allowing is a completely different perspective and energy. When we begin to understand that what others are doing is expressing their perspective and that it cannot “get on you” we begin to relax, let go, and ALLOW them, even if they are not allowing us. Pushing against anything that you do not want in your life only gives it more power! If there is something you want to change in the world, BE that change, live it, demonstrate it in your own life, find others who agree and one by one by one, watch the change happen. There is nothing stronger than being connected to the Love of the Universe with other people, THIS is true POWER. And watch those who are coming from fear as they find they cannot sustain their negativity in the face of all that LOVE.
“Today I will allow others who hold different views and stay connected to myself and the power of the Universe/All That Is.”