pa·tience | [pey-shuhns] | noun
- the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
- an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
- quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
Patience serves as protection against wrongs, as clothes do against cold. If you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner, you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. – Leonardo daVinci
The word patience is my favorite word of the year… and (with a calm, audible sigh) we have it for two full weeks. Each year, as we marinate in 14 full days of this word… it grows on me, and changes me, and helps me to become a better person. I hope you experience the same gift.
If the person you are talking to doesn’t seem to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. – Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Miline
Patience is full of empathy – so it has the power to change you, as well as those around you. As you practice patience – with yourself and others, heartache, discomfort and frustration move into the past. They are never will have the power that they hold in in the present.
Because seasons always change.
Because Patience is a Virtue.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy, Novelist, Philosopher
Philosophy In Action
Have Patience this week; with yourself and your abilities…with your shortcomings. Find patience with the conditions of your life, with the baggage that you must sometimes carry, and the foggy path which lies ahead. Have Patience with the noise in the air, and with the people around you. Have patience with all that remains unsolved in your heart.
Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra
This week your mantra is a sound, rather than words. When you need to cultivate more patience, exhale, audibly, slowly, completely.
Color Your World
The color of the month is Cerulean, a light blue, promotes ease while allowing you to attain balance of giving and receiving.
The 5th chakra or throat chakra can be easily cleansed by audibly exhaling instead of blurting out speech even if it seems extremely necessary to you at the time.
We typically don't notice our feet until they hurt. Other pain - residing in the lower back, hip and knees often stems from the feet. Fixing your feet is possible - but it's not in a pill or a shot. No quick fixes here. Begin by patiently recognizing your feet - caring for them by attending to your toenails and calluses. Rub your feet every day before you get out of bed. Notice how time and attention can heal.