It is no secret that in life you will be called upon to exercise some patience. Most of us are familiar with the most common situations that require patience while waiting such as in lines, on others, traffic, on responses or decisions, etc. Demonstrating patience in these circumstances is not really difficult for me. I learned from my father that during these times there are things you can do fill the space. It’s usually a good idea to keep some reading material on you and if you have nothing to fill the space you can always focus on your breathing or some other sort of a mindful meditation.
Patience regarding one’s life journey may be a great deal more difficult, or at least it is for me.
“Patience is a Virtue” – William Shakespeare
Why is patience a virtue or worthwhile and desirable quality during your life’s journey? Patience is aligned with harmonious and balance living. The time during which we exercise patience can be restful and give ourselves a moment of pause for reflection. On the on other hand, the same time can be to engage in productive activity.
Sitting patiently can make us feel restless and anxious because we are usually fixated on an outcome. Whenever possible there are some activities we can engage in while you abide your time for our life’s journey to unfold:
Practicing inert or active patience practices can provide space to evaluate the appropriateness of our decisions and their consequences; prevents us from making decisions based solely on innate and emotional responses.
A little humor
Do you know who has a lot of patience? [Scroll down for the answer]
Wait for it (be patient)…
Answer: Doctors (and my husband)
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