Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Patience is a Virtue

No doubt you’ve heard this phrase. It is easy for us to let that judgmental critical voice within surface as we are dealing with our impatient self. Impatient criticism and judgment towards others and especially towards us only creates stress and struggle. Here’s a simple exercise to deal with impatience; Sit quietly, close your eyes and take in a deep breath. Continue to breathe deeply. After a few breathes ask yourself just what is it that is making you impatient, critical or judgmental. Instead of feeling down about this- what can you do to change? Can you learn to be content with your life as it is free of self criticism? Throughout the day as thoughts of impatient come up simply reflect upon them rather than letting them control you. What can you do to counter these thoughts and emotions? Perhaps stop, close your eyes and take a deep breath and see them for what they truly are – simply human reactions to perceptions. If you practice this it will ultimately lead to peace of mind. 

Doctor Lynn

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