A Spiritual Perspective On Tolerance
By; Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Spiritual Philosopher
Halo Paranormal Investigations – HPI International
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When people talk about religion, they are sure that theirs is the one that is right. It just feels right they say without true logic. This reminds me of relationships as well. There is sometimes more confidence in a decision because of ignorance. Sometimes our feelings are correct, sometimes not; our feelings and desires have no place at all in the truth. We do not know the truths, the real truths of the universe, it’s bigger than we could ever imagine. It is greater than our minds are capable of holding information on.
Some people say they sense nothing; wanting to keep the quiet and peace within. Yet all people seek help and guidance for all kinds of problems; progress is made alive with intentions, karma and actively working towards your goal. Spirituality is a part of you and it is very healthy to have. If you want to feel complete; you will need to have some sort of spiritual practice in your life. It can be anything from music to art to exercise, writing; there is endless possibility with expression.
Expression is healthy. For some, are not capable of expression and those are the ones who are sick in the soul.
It is important to consider that most people are very sensitive on the subject of religion. This is because it is engrained into all of our cultures. The stories and traditions left behind by our ancestors are only a few of the reasons why we love them. Whether we believe them or not, attacking somebody’s beliefs is like attacking them, their family and their heart. If we all believed in the same things, there would be no diversity, no color, no choices, and no magic and how would we know true love existed? The kind that breaks all boundaries and perspectives to thrive?
Also consider that despite your well-meaning intentions, we do not know everything, are not the center of the world’s thinking, and because human beings are so weak; we try to build teams together to help each other. This is where I believe that religion came to play; in order to help each other grow stronger.
Faith is the belief in life after death, without reason to exist. So, if enlightenment fills you with passion, do not let it get so out of control as to run your life, how you treat others and so on… A good way to know that you are not pushing your beliefs on someone else is to first consider your intentions, what it is about the religion that you admire (perhaps the promotion of kindness and love, for example) and ask yourself if your intentions are in line with the intentions of your religion? Are you seeking some kind of self-deserving reward…Do you know what you are seeking? You must first understand what you want to seek out before you can find it. It does not exist unless you believe that it does.
If not, perhaps research into one that has your personal values as, you will either have to be yourself or fight to be somebody else, I believe you should know yourself before finding true faith. If you believe yourself as a mindless servant of the gods, than remember your actions have consequences and that you will be taking on the reactions of the choices that you make, forever. You cannot blame your inspirations on someone else. This is why it is better to view spirituality as a piece of you, reflected in the eyes of the gods. Are they going to take responsibility for your actions? Probably not…have respect for yourself.
Maybe you are like me and believe in multiple religions, well this makes you polytheistic. Believing in one religion makes you monotheistic.
Believing in nothing makes you atheist and believing in it all makes you a spiritual being.
I am telling you there is something we can all teach each other; tolerance.
Tolerance is the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with (dictionary).
By knowing yourself, you can decide what you can and cannot tolerate from other people. You should never tolerate hatred, violence, abuse or neglect. By perspective, you can figure out these acts through others intentions, as that is the sole force driving a person despite language or cultural barriers.
Why should it matter how someone dresses, acts, speaks, etc if it is not unhealthy, why should they stop you? Many people confuse their anger problems, what irritates and annoys them with evil. Stop and remember that you are not at the center of the universe, we all are in it together. Every action that someone has made, every reaction has led us into our reality…so who can we blame for the future? Why not trade perspective and instead of focusing on the details, remember the bigger plan.
You are a thief when you lash out in anger, hatred or greed. You are stealing pieces of a person’s soul. The people here before us were not gods, we were not born in slavery to them and we have a choice to accept stories as fact or fiction or to not think of them at all. You do not have a right to tell someone else how to live their lives because it does not belong to you. And although you may be able to justify your critical thinking over others, it is never really the opinion of the Gods because they do as they please, seemingly changing their minds like the cycles of the universe.
There will be a reaction for every action that you make that is the laws of the universe and everything else was decided on by words, books, and stories written by somebody just as capable as you are. The same blood bursting through our veins, rushing past our souls, to entwine us all together eternally, treating each other as we were meant to become; complete. We are meant to have the power of our choices, you can only give the power away to someone else through your actions and mistakes.
Never stop learning, because we are capable of so much more than we have ever imagined.
Take a stand for yourself and take responsibility over your soul. This is your soul, it is unique or there would be nothing rare, it is your own. Research and follow your heart to things that make you feel healthy. Do the things that your future self will thank you for. Imagine that your soul will live on forever and it is you that must discover yourself, and no one else can. Inside of our hearts are worlds that exist, explore them.
What do you want from life? Do you want to be happy? What will it take to make you happy? Success, family, health…whatever it is it is important to get to know yourself in order to truly connect to the forces of spirit…and then they can guide you to the destination that you choose or perhaps help you find better choices that can make your spirit even stronger.