Patience is a Virtue

Sometime it is hard to be  patient.  You might be in a hurry…waiting for something to happen..and it seems like time stands still.  Then frustration sets in and blows patience right out the door.   Even counting to ten doesn’t help.  It is hard to back away and just let it go .  Peace is hard to come by when you are  impatient with anyone or anything.  This too shall pass helps if you repeat it a lot. So how do we acquire patience as a virtue?  Is it something we have to practice every day in  order to acquire patience?   Do we ever acquire patience as a virtue?  What steps do we take to start having patience with others,  with events that are happening, or anything that might have a short fuse? Patience is an asset to have all through your life.   Patience is acquired through perseverance and then  it becomes a virtue.   Sometimes attitude adjustments helps when dealing with impatience. The definition of patience:  the state, quality or fact of being patient.  The will or ability to wait or endure without complaint.  Refusing to be provoked or angered as by insults. Calmly tolerating delay, confusion, etc.  Able to wait calmly for something desired.  Well, this sounds really good, but as  I get older I find that I am impatient a lot..with myself..with anything that does not go my way and for not having a mind set at that moment to cope with whatever arises  to bug me.  I find that I am impatient with others who do not comprehend what I think they should, hey, it is my opinion so listen up.  The definition of impatience is annoyance because  of delay, opposition, etc. So what can I do to keep patient?  Is there a set of rules that apply or a mind set that I need to use?  What options are available to combat impatience?     I found that self talk, or taking a walk, or do something else or just focusing on something that has nothing to do with your frustrations works.   We need to know what triggers the onset of impatience and learn that no matter how old you are, you can keep yourself from having a stressful situation.

2 thoughts on “Patience is a Virtue

  1. I say serenity now, serenity now….. it helps at the time but I have to deal with it later, usually by talking about it. Patience is important to practice. Everyday we are tested with situations and people where patience should be used, and sometimes I pass, sometimes I stick my foot in my mouth and call it a day. Well put Mom, it’s a re-read!

  2. This blog really opened my eyes to the fact that I need a lot of practice in patience. I take after my Dad when it comes to being patient, we don’t have any. This will be the year I make a daily effort to practice patience by taking deep breathes before opening my mouth giving others the stiff middle finger. Love your blog!

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