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Contemplation #2 - Cultivate Tolerance

By Michael Ketterhagen, PhD

Our second contemplation suggested by the Yoga Tradition that will bring us closer and closer to non-violent, peaceful, joyful living is contemplating how we can cultivate tolerance.

This is especially challenging in our deeply dualistic world, a world in which even not wearing masks when one enters a business, is praised for making a political statement. One of my yoga students told me last week that when she opened up her business and said that masks were not required, people thanked her for making a strongly “anti-government” political stance, even though that was not her intention at all.