Peace And Tolerance, Allowance And Acceptance
My classmates from intermediate school are having a reunion this month in New York City. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, but by following the planning and seeing everyone involved it brought back memories of these old friends…lots of them were good, some not so much. How many of you have had this same experience?
I was reunited with two other old friends recently during a particularly trying week. P.A.T. comes and goes in my life periodically and seems to appear exactly when I need to see her. P.A.T. is actually an acronym for Patience And Tolerance. She knows when I begin to get caught up with others’ behavior and shows up with lessons to learn. Isn’t it so easy to focus on what everyone else is doing? When I find myself on this hamster wheel, it doesn’t feel good. This is a perfect opportunity to just stop, breathe and become present. In doing so, I can go within and see what is triggering a reaction in me. When I can understand that it really is all about me (LOL!), it becomes easier to have Patience And Tolerance for not only the other person but myself.
P.A.T. usually comes with another friend whose name is A.A.A. Her acronym stands for Allowance And Acceptance. When I look and dwell on people, places and things which are outside of me, I lose sight of my own perfection and who or what I am focusing on. I can’t see the wholeness and completeness of who I am and those around me. Allowing what is can be a powerful intention and place of being. This is the simple of act of observing others without passing judgment on them. By just allowing what is enables us to let go of the thoughts and beliefs that do not serve us and have no place in our life to create space for those thoughts and beliefs which do. Being able to allow others to be who they are creates an invitation for us to accept ourselves and all of our perfect imperfections. When I accept who I am exactly where I am, I can begin to allow others to be in the perfect, whole and complete place where they are. It was perfect timing to see both of these old friends again and begin to shift to a more loving and peaceful place within myself.
Going through the pain of divorce or a relationship loss can be the most trying and difficult time in our life. It can be filled with anxiety, stress and high emotion. We are confronted with change and conflict that tests both our Patience And Tolerance to the max. We may not feel good about ourselves or those around us. Acceptance And Allowance is probably the last intention on our mind. Being in this space is a perfect opportunity to be reconnected with friends who support us and know our Highest Good. We all have P.A.T.s and A.A.A.s in our life and can call on them whenever they are needed. Knowing and remembering Patience And Tolerance reunites us with Allowing And Acceptance to remind ourselves who we are and who we are becoming. This is the path to healing our pain and discovering the peaceful life that is ours to embrace, embody and emerge. Namaste.