impatient line of people

Enjoy this re-post. Take time to slow down today … and every day!

impatient line of people

When we are impatient, we think that we are making things happen more quickly. We want what we want, and don’t want to wait.

And at that moment, we let our impatience hold up everything. By trying to control the world around us, we prevent its unfolding.

When we are patient, we are present and accepting of  reality.

When we are impatient, we are no longer present and are resisting reality. Resistance brings tension in our minds and bodies, as well as stress into our lives and the world around us. It is our thinking that creates even more stress and anxiety.

Looking at impatience in this way, it’s clear that the cost is high. Perhaps it is time to take up a Patience Practice. Things to consider:

+ Choose the longest line at the grocery store

+ Take the route with the most traffic lights

+ Reach out to a slower more thorough colleague to support you

+ Let your mother/grandmother drive

+ Take a Yin Yoga class

+ Take time to breath more fully whenever you feel impatient.

+ Search for a four leaf clover … and get lucky

four leaf clover


 

29 comments on “Is your Impatience Holding up Everything?

  1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌ

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  2. Wise advice. Thank you for sharing πŸ€—πŸ’•βœ¨

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  3. Delightful post, Val, and much appreciated.

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  4. I was once told not to apply for a very senior job in Social Services because I was not in the forefront of change. “Someone has to do the nurturing”, I replied. Yes, Val sometimes we must be patient.

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  5. Yes it is and I was exasperated when I saw your post title. Clearly this has been a life long struggle. Sometimes I do better πŸ˜€

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  6. Wise words, and I have a pressed four leaf clover πŸ™‚ I have been taking time out just to breathe…. ❀ πŸ™‚ Lovely post Val… and timely… xx ❀

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  7. May we wander in its beauty Val, dare to stand in that love that we are. Great post dear lady πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™

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  8. Let my husband Drive, you mean! If my mother was alive, holy cow! πŸ˜‚πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  9. Nice post, Val. I’ve never thought of being impatient as not being present, but it so is! It makes perfect sense. More patience for me, please! πŸ™‚

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  10. I live life in the slow lane ~> it’s easier to enjoy the scenery.

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  11. Good advice for all of us.

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  12. Slowing Down is the mantra of the times, feels real more than ever – to me. Some of the Patience Practice ideas are very inique, love them πŸ™‚

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  13. This is a perfect read for me today, “By trying to control the world around us, we prevent its unfolding. When we are patient, we are present and accepting of reality.” It is such a different world when I sit back and allow my patience to dictate the day instead of trying to control it. It is a lot like breathing… let it come naturally, or we hyperventilate πŸ™‚

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    • Such a worthwhile observation Randall. It seems the older we get the more aware we become of our conditioning. Is it one to take our hands off the wheel and trust we are already heading where we need to go/be?

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  14. When I read the first part of the post I was thinking that the resistance to reality is a consequence of anger and pessimism, too. Then I got to the bullet list of practical ways to practice patience. I just loved that part. Especially the one about taking a longer, slower route. But the other suggestions are wonderful, too. What an inspiring post, Val.

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