David Allen described “Patience” as
the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.
Most times things won’t work out as planned or as you want them to be, and this can take a toll on us and our mental health. Well, do not be surprised that practicing patience is a lifelong spiritual practice as well as a way to find emotional freedom.
Life happenings can be so frustrating. Every morning, afternoon and night you would have too many good enough reasons to be impatient to the point where it drives you crazy but it is when life gets to this point of frustration that patience is needed most. .
How do you practice PATIENCE?
Oftentimes you have wondered how you can practice to be patient in the midst of the storms of life. It’s good to start by taking little steps first.
- Be patient with yourself: When you are patient with yourself, it is the starting point of laying a foundation for patience in other areas of your life. Being patient with yourself helps you to be more patient with other people. Always remind yourself that you are human, you are imperfect, and you are prone to make mistakes. With this knowledge, you’ll be patient enough to allow yourself grow.
- Be patient with others: Once you have mastered the act of being patient with yourself, it will be much easier to be patient with others. You find out that the more you are patient with others the happier you will feel.
Patience is not just limited to waiting overtime, it is trusting the process because your time is just around the corner.
I will leave you with this famous quote of Aristotle:
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Let’s hear your view about PATIENCE.
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