Tolerence = My Weakness ? Is it so?
Tolerance is considered as weakness these days.In today’s world if you don’t respond to the injustice or insult done to you with equal vigour then you are weak. And showing off in front of the world that I am weak is the biggest blunder we can commit.
Am I Weak?
But what is more important? Feeling strong or showing off that we are strong? Let’s start off with an example of mountains. As we all know mountains are huge and a storm can cause harm to a tree/house or people residing on the mountain but the mountain doesn’t move from its position at all neither does it starts fighting with the storm to prove that it is strong. Its stability is the greatest proof of its strength.
Tolerance is my Strength
I think everyone has already got my point that instead of getting angry upon someone’s rude behaviour stability is something that proves our actual strength. But how far is it practical in our day to day life? Before I go into this question I have a question for everyone. Did you ever have felt stronger after a long session of argument? Moreover the incident may occur only for 10 minutes but the recording of that event goes on and on in our mind creating negative thoughts and feelings for the person. And while doing this no one recognises the wastage of time and energy they go through. Everyone feels mentally depleted and most of us carry the anger inside us for hours/days/months or even for years.
Real Life Experiences
Just go back to any incident of your life which has caused you a lot of pain in past and think for a while… was there any other way we could have responded to that situation? May be the person was not correct from my point of view at that time but was it correct even from my side to hold that incident for so long for so many years? Let’s take it in the other way, whoever be it , if that person was not a well-wisher for me then for that person I am causing damage to my health by holding on to that clutter inside and viewing that same incident again and again and experiencing it every time. In a way that person has done his/her job because he wanted you to get disturbed and we have helped him in his work by holding onto that matter. A bit of conscious thinking can help us a lot. We are not causing any damage to that person who was there years ago but we are causing pain to ourselves every time. Realise and let that situation go from your mind. Tolerance is the greatest power one may achieve.If you don’t let go of the past you won’t get what you deserve in future. PEACE.