Patient is a Virtue

My daily email from charityfocus.org touched on a very key quality today – PATIENCE. I really enjoyed and appreciated it so I thought I would share…

Patience is one of those qualities that doesn’t get much consideration — especially in our fast-paced 21st century. But there is tremendous wisdom in it. Patience is what helps us let go of an unhelpful obsession with outcomes and with our limited identities. It is a recognition that our reality is in flux and we don’t always know what is best. Practiced deeply, patience is what dissolves unexamined reactions and habits of interpretation, allowing us to see things in a way that is more real, more whole, more true. But the trouble with patience is that it usually comes too little, too late. We’ve already yelled at a loved one, or thrown away months of work in despair. So how do we develop patience before we actually need it? Here are five practical tools to experiment with. [full post]

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