Today is the 61st Independence Day for India. A matter of pride for me as an Indian.
What does independence mean to me?
Personal freedom to me means freedom from something that is holding me back from true growth and accomplishment. Something I “tolerate” everyday but don`t need to.
Tolerations are things that one puts up with each day that take up space in their minds and distract them from that which is really important. They drain you emotionally and exhaust you so that feel stuck in an endless loop where you cannot grow.
They weigh you down and eliminating them frees up your time and energy in a way that makes true change achievable.
Once you have identified (I would recommend by making a list) the things you are tolerating, you can start taking action to eliminate these things.
My personal list had 156 !
Most people find it easier to deal with physical tolerations (fixing the back door, replacing the light bulb, cleaning out the closets) than with emotional tolerations, such keeping the company of people that take them for granted or put down.
Understand that if you choose to tolerate something, it is just that: your choice. Ask yourself how that toleration serves you before you accept it. Suffering is not useful to anyone, least of all you.
If you have committed to leading a toleration-free life, you can look forward to having more time and energy. Instead of managing situations around you that drain your energy, you can happily choose those areas in your life that you want to focus on and develop.
Eliminating tolerations is a skill that you grow into; the more tolerations you get rid of, the less you are willing to put up with in your life. Why not start today?
A life of freedom, boundless energy and unlimited happiness!!