by GG ofPeace, Love and Pretty Things
We’re used to getting our way.
We don’t want to be left behind.
We don’t like being uncomfortable.
We don’t want to end up alone.
We want more money or status.
We feel pressed for time.
We think that things or situations can make us happy.
We are waiting for others to do or be something different.
These are some of the things that make us impatient.
These thoughts swirl around in our minds: “I just can’t wait until….” or “I’ll be happy when…” or “I wish this person would just grow up and …” We want what we want and we want it now.
Do you feel like you’re never satisfied? Do you look around and only see what’s wrong or what’s missing? Well, it’s time to change your perspective.
Learning to be patient can help you in every aspect of your life. Spiritually, emotionally and even physically, we all benefit from accepting the present moment — no matter how uncomfortable we think it is.
Consider the following affirmations to help you increase your patience and develop a healthy sense of tolerance:
I am supposed to be right here, right now.
I will be patient with myself and therefore increase my patience with others.
I will avoid the urge to hurry and hasten my way through life.
I will be quiet, breathe deeply and listen when I feel frustrated and impatient.
I will not base my happiness on the speediness of a particular outcome.
I will appreciate what every moment has to offer; not only when things are going my way.