Tolerance is one of the most valuable skills to be learned early on in recovery. Growth does not lie in an ability to avoid difficulties but in our ability to live with discomfort at times and learn how to pass through difficulties. The key to tolerance is to accept a certain amount of suffering as part of the human experience without judgment and with the critical understanding that it will pass.
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We addicts know The Way Things Ought To Be. We tend to be hard-headed, opinionated and prone to black and white thinking. Generally, we are solidly for or against things, and rarely see the world in shades of gray. Of course this doesn’t apply to you, but it applies to me.
What comes first to mind?
What does tolerance mean to you?
Do you first think of tolerating people or tolerating painful situations?
Is learning to tolerate people and their beliefs important to your program?
Is learning to tolerate emotional and physical pain important to your program?
Why is it good for your program?
When is it bad for your program?
Love and tolerance is discussed on page 84 of the big book, how is step 10 and tolerance related?
How do you learn tolerance?
When is something not tolerable?
Page 19 of the big book
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others. Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.
How is tolerance is spiritual principal?
What would you say to the new person about Tolerance ?
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