Patience is ……

We live in a society where almost everything is immediately made available that most of us have forgotten to be patient and get irritated very quickly over minor things like a traffic jam . If you want instant answers to something then just do a Google search. If you want a quick bite to eat, just call your local pizza delivery place, or maybe you just want some entertainment you have it a click away on your TV, mobile device or computer.

When we rush around, we lose patience and pleasure of the moment. Patience is an important tool in overcoming frustration. You can be patient if you have clear knowledge about your goal and if you are putting the desired effort in the right direction. The trick is to stick to your own plan when others around you seem to be getting ahead much faster than you. An impatient person usually feels a great sense of urgency to get things over with and to move on to the next thing, the next task, the next place, the next stop with little regard or interest to what’s going on at this moment in time, because in his/her mind, he/she is already thinking about what he/she has to do next. Patience is something that is proactive in nature. It requires your full involvement and attention. Things that can help you to become even more self-aware of your own reactions and responses to the events and circumstances of your life are – Recognize Your Impatience, Stop the Process of Thinking, Identify the Triggers, Analyze the Situation, Decide upon the Next Steps.

From the time we were little kids our parents or our teachers ask us to be patient. Patient, a word we learn early on, but never really understand. We get that this word means “to wait”. But if we still are unhappy about it, we are not really being patient if we’re upset. That’s because patience is a lot more than waiting. Waiting is all about time. It’s about stopping or “delaying action” until the thing you want actually happens. It takes away the possibility of being present because “now” becomes an expectation for the future. On the other hand…Patience is, the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset…Patience can be a space and time where and individual has put in his effort for a respective action, and is therefore awaiting the result whereas waiting is when you rest your faith at the hands of fate and wait for fate to act, rather than acting yourself!

When you become patient, you realize you are in control, and once you gain control, emotional and spiritual healing start to manifest. Allow yourself to be stable, and remember that if you’re aligned with who you really are, all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place at the right time. Spend some time in silence, and listen to the voice of your intuition, which is the voice of your true self. Sometimes you won’t be able to hear that voice, so be patient. Trust that you will receive the answers you seek in time. Take a deep breath in and out and quietly tell yourself to “Relax now…”

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