Patience – Positive Reflection Of The Week
Patience Is Virtue – Written by Shahwana Khanam
Patience is a virtue, and there’s a reason – it’s a tough skill to master.
Imagine, for instance, that you’re waiting for someone to finish compiling a report that you need for a meeting. You’re already late, you can feel your body getting tense, and you’re starting to get angry. Suddenly, you lose your temper and yell at the person for putting you behind schedule. You can tell that they’re shocked and upset by your outburst, but you can’t help it.
We are likely to lose our patience occasionally. But doing so frequently or inappropriately can harm your reputation, damage your relationships, increase stress, or escalate a difficult situation.
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Learning the lesson, understanding that everyone is not at our level, helps one adopt the virtue of patience and ability to accept to be tolerant.
Letting go helps, detach for a while. Revisit the situation after a few hours or day, you will notice that you are handling the same situation differently.
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” “With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
Trusting is another way of knowing & developing patience. Have we picked such patterns from childhood? were our parents always impatient? have you grown with such patterns? It’s important to identify ‘why am I impatient’, you will notice it’s only with some people. Is it because you have some limiting thoughts about this person/s or is it because of the bias thoughts about these people? Then you need to take a step back and work on the thoughts and ask yourself ‘why do I feel this way?’ & take steps to rectify the actions, no one can but you, just remember that!
Once you make the effort of thinking and taking steps to change, then a new pattern starts forming. It’s a bit work of on oneself, yes, however it will help you in many levels of your life. You will notice that you are able to detach easily, letting go becomes easy & you are able to be more patient not just with others but your self also. This will change a lot for you personally, professionally and enhance your relationships. It will give you clarity & when you have clarity you can make the right decisions in life.
The mind is still, and it can be emptied from thoughts that no longer serve you. I develop patience because I need inner peace. Have a mind state of positivity and accept people as they are. Rome was not built in a day, it takes time and lots of dumb mistakes for people to learn and grow.
“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.” -David G. Allen
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” Anonymous
“Patience is the key to contentment.” The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
Everything will happen at its right time, we cannot rush a birth of a baby, it will come out at its right time, at the right moment when it’s ready. So have faith and patience!
Shahwana Khanam – Pranic Healer