Tolerate: to endure or resist the action of without serious side effects or discomfort …
Okay. So we tolerate and nothing horrible seems to come of it. We tolerate too many to-do’s on the plate. We tolerate a job that doesn’t challenge us. We tolerate the nagging tooth pain because it isn’t convenient to go to the dentist right now. We tolerate clothes that don’t fit.
Take a few moments to browse the landscape of your life. Consider some or all of these general categories or replace them with others that are more meaningful to you:
- Career or Education/Academics
- Money (Job or Obsession with)
- Primary Relationship
- Family and other meaningful relationships
- Physical Environment/Household
- Spirituality, Personal Growth, Alone Time
- Fun and Recreation
- Social Life
For each, ponder:
What do I tolerate here?
What would shift “tolerating” to “nourishing” or “enjoyment” or “ecstasy”?
What am I willing to risk?