We make mistakes, and we come up against challenges frequently but it’s how we handle these things that mold us.
Do we break down?
Do we give up?
Do we pass our troubles off to someone else?
Or do we work hard, push on through, and ask for help when needed?
Of course some things we cannot control. In these cases, it is how we handle them that matters.
If we can handle the hard moments, with dignity and pride, and put as much good energy into a bad energy situations as possible we will see more positive outcomes. Even if the only outcome is better mental stability, peace of mind, happiness, and the creation of more positive energy in the universe.
The problems we face and mistakes we make only drag us down when we let them. Of course, we are not perfect, but if we strive to have a better outlook on life, we will see how much better our lives can be.
There are many religious that teach kindness and tolerance but still don’t teach full acceptance for certain types of people and groups of people. People in many faiths and spiritual paths have to choose to accept people fully beyond the constrictions of their faith. This is a good thing. I hope this is a growing idea.
Not wanting there to be a divide between doctrine and personal belief. I chose to follow another path. My belief system does not teach hate, mere tolerance, or partial acceptance, it teaches acceptance for all. It teaches me to live my life in a way that causes no harm to other living beings AND makes me happy. (Yes, unfortunately, there are a few of my faith, who do hold prejudices and not don’t acceptance some. The minority.) However, you will find no word of doctrine, teaching you not to accept someone.
My belief system does not teach hate, mere tolerance, or partial acceptance, it teaches acceptance for all. It teaches me to live my life in a way that causes no harm to other living beings AND makes me happy. If they are unkind, unfair, or evil, we may guard ourselves, but pretty much they only qualifier is if you are good, and fair you are accepted. No doctrine otherwise.
I wish this was the kind of world we all lived in. If we could all follow our own paths, beliefs, and religions but take out the parts teaching us to only tolerance of some, or even hate others, what a beautiful kind world it would be.