with defensiveness and judgement, I am fearful.
Today I will spend practicing tolerance and compassion.
And when you direct your mind in this way you may allow tolerance to illuminate a path to deeper understanding of yourself and the world.
Decide today that there is simply no room in your life for judgement and intolerance. By doing so you make room for understanding and tolerance. This is the only thing you need is to concentrate on today. There is nothing else more important.
What is the difference between imprisonment and freedom? When you were judgmental and intolerant in the past, you may have thought you were defending your freedom and independence. In fact, all you were doing was tightening the shackles around your heart, locking out love and perhaps people dear to you.
Fear based thinking does not know what it is trying to teach you. Its only expertise is confusion. When you listen to the chatter of your ego telling you to judge, it is like listening to gossip. The ego is nothing. It is based upon fear and insecurity, and only false perception can follow---just like gossip.
Spend about five minutes considering this:
These fears and judgements have nothing to do with who I am, or who others are. Today, I will seek the truth by practice of tolerance, I wills spend today practicing tolerance and compassion.
Intolerance and impatience are joining in your mind, ceasing your preoccupation with and anxiety over the future greatly reduces both impatience and intolerance. As you learn to trust yourself you will recognize what is within your ability to change and what is not.
Acceptance of yourself and others come streaming into your life, as sunlight streams into a dark room.
Walking through Walls ~ Jampolsky