Everyday Wisdom #22

Give me patience

If you find yourself getting frustrated or short-tempered today, keep in mind the following quote:

“Patience is the companion of wisdom” ~ Saint Augustine

Repeat this quote as a mantra.  

Try combining it with your breathing for best results.

Even if the words don’t seem to have particular meaning for you, the very act of slowing down and deepening your breathing will help you to feel calmer.

 

Withhold an immediate response to a situation.

Instead, practice patience and allow the answer to become clearer.

 

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10 responses to “Everyday Wisdom #22

  1. This reminds me of Lao Tzu’s quote — can you have the patience to wait until the mud settles and the water becomes clear?

    Thank you for the simple yet needed reminder this morning.

  2. Yes; that is so true. My 5 children also helped me get the hang of Patience-Bless Them! I find a much more considered response [rather than reaction] comes from remembering this simple truth. Makes the world better oiled.

  3. Thank you! Great reminder!

  4. Another lovely snap!White flowers are my favorite.Half of my anger is dissolved looking at them!lolz…
    I lack patience ALOT.Anger is an acid which resides within.It takes away your capacity to think and react at the time.So, probably have to take deeper breaths always to stop getting angry at all!Nyc…

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