Our goal is to see that diversity is a gift and differences between people should be celebrated, honored and respected. We will learn to grow into the awareness that tolerance is not something that can be shuffled onto the sidelines of our lives or ignored, but is essential to personal health, the health of our world and our continued existence. Clinical research and data supporting the therapeutic value of tolerance helps the participant reach this goal.

Tolerance: A Continuum, A Choice, An Obstacle Course
Although the word Tolerance is widely used, there are many other words that convey aspects of this tendency: patience, broadmindedness, acceptance, forbearance, allowing, celebrating differences, open mindedness, charity. Clarification is established regarding what tolerance is and what tolerance is not.

Tolerance: A Path to Health:
In choosing tolerance toward ourselves and others, we choose unity and peace rather than separation and pain. This choice unites us with each other and also honors and recognizes our spirit of oneness. On our Tolerance Path we learn to accept ourselves fully, including any prejudices we may have toward others. This acceptance enhances our willingness to look from the other's perspective; to unite with each other; to honor and recognize our spirit of oneness.

The Tolerance Journey:
The steps and milestones involved in tolerance of self and tolerance of others is explored during the tolerance journey. At the conclusion of this journey, each participant should have a clear understanding that tolerance is vital to individual health and world health. Specific guidelines provided throughout enable the participant to integrate new tolerance behaviors in order to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. -- Nikos Kazantzakis
We have met the enemy and he is us. -- Pogo (Walt Kelly)
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. -- Helen Keller