Patience Is A Virtue
“Patience attracts happiness, it brings near that which is far.” -Swahili Proverb
Have you ever been in line at the grocery store with 2 -3 items standing behind someone with a week’s worth of meals in their cart? You are just expected to idly stand there patiently waiting. You think about your agenda and the list of things to do which makes you fidgety wanting to just leave your purchase behind and get on with your day rather than wait?
What if you do not check everything off your to-do list; is it really worth the stress? Think about it. We so often close ourselves off by creating expectations and irrational goals. We get frustrated when we don’t meet our own set of ideals or achieve that which we set out to accomplish.
Patience is not always easy to maintain. We lose our cool and act out in the heat of the moment. What if you made a conscious effort to have patience in all aspects of your life, at work, school, in various relationships, and most importantly with yourself? Your aura would change, tension would subside and levels of anxiety would decrease.
I battle with patience. I am a busy body. I like to get 100 things done in one day. I like to be involved in multiple projects, but at times this gets to be too much. My unrealistic goals and ambitions cause me unease and stress. I have to constantly remind myself to have patience, to take baby steps in the right direction, that with patience all will be achieved.
This change in the way we react can shift our entire perspective. Life will get easier with practice. If we can minimalize the impatience that only serves to hinder our success we will open ourselves up to those things we truly desire.