The other day I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline and I came across this thought-provoking gem of a tweet:
@RitaHovakimian: When we tolerate something, we signal Higher Power to bring us more of the same thing. We tell the Universe that we don’t deserve more; that we are not worthy to receive something better.
These words have sat with me ever since I read them last week and let me tell you, do they ever resonate with certain areas of my life.
The Merriam-Webster definition for the word tolerate:
a: to allow to be or to be done without prohibition, hindrance, or contradiction
b: to put up with
Everything we do, every action we take, every word we say is sending a message to others, to ourselves and to the Universe, if you will. By tolerating anything less than acceptable in our life is only asking and allowing for more of the same.
So, why do we do this? Why do we allow for sub-par behavior in our life? Maybe because we are afraid of change, hurting another’s feelings or simply because we allow ourselves to become comfortable living within a particular tolerance.
Together, let’s take a moment to evaluate what we are tolerating in our lives and actively choose to stop. Because Rita Hovakimian is right. If we continue to tolerate, we will never receive more and you know just as well as I do – we all deserve the greatest that life has to offer.