Tag Archives: tolerance

Blocked Car

Someone blocked my car again, only this time it caused me to miss an appointment with a client. This is a good example of how different orientations of belief will yield different feelings. I could have been the kind of … Continue reading

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Tolerance means learning to carry weights

In last night’s spiritual growth group we read the section in the book Alei Shur on having tolerance as a community leader. There are many kinds of leaders. Teachers, rabbis and community secretaries are all different kinds of leaders. He … Continue reading

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Synchronicity

Last week our spiritual growth group was discussing the topic of tolerance and how much more difficult it is to have tolerance for family and for neighbors than for friends. We see family and neighbors all the time. We might … Continue reading

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Height psychology

A meaningful insight came from one of the women in my spiritual development group. We had been discussing the meaning of tolerance as accepting the other as a whole, realizing that person is much more than his or her faults … Continue reading

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Who are you to me?

One kind of consciousness you can have when you see a person is that you’re encountering a precious, unique spark of the Divine. Another piece of consciousness is thinking about your basic relationship to the other person. One of the … Continue reading

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Exchange students

To bring the philosophical stuff I said yesterday down to earth – The way people relate in conversation goes back to a very basic attitude. Think about the ideal model of how ideas are exchanged in Jewish textual study: Two … Continue reading

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Objective encounters of a personal kind

What is the mind-set of absolute religious obligation? What is the mind-set of total tolerance for others? Can they be found in the same person? Not only is my answer to that question yes, but they stem from the same … Continue reading

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