Patience is a virtue. We have all
heard that growing up and throughout
our adult lives.
Mindfulness is the key to being able to
truly harness and practice patience.
Developing your mindfulness skills leads
the way to building patience. When we
pathway to our inner patience. If you are
angry with someone, you may want to lash
out at them. If you can become
aware of that feeling or emotion that
triggers you to lash out, you can recognize
it and take a deep breath to avoid it.
Being mindful of the way you handle
certain situations and reactions toward
others can help you to build your patience.
One step toward building your patience
“muscle” is recognizing your indignation
toward others. Become mindful of your
interactions with others and ask yourself,
“Does this boost or block up the mind?
How might letting things get out of
control and become negative affect
myself and others?” Remember to be
mindful of the costs of feeding anger
Become mindful of what you can learn
from an altercation that tests your
patience. This is a learning moment for
you, even if you lose your patience.
Use this moment to feel and recognize
those triggers so that next time, you
know when to either walk away or
practice some techniques to control
No one is in control of your reactions
and feelings but YOU. Be aware of your
emotions; if you are feeling down or more
tired than usual, it can be harder to fight
urges or impulses that cause one to
At the end of the day patience really
is a virtue—it is a virtue of understanding
and being aware of your emotions, thoughts,
and actions, free of judgement. Practicing
mindfulness to understand your triggers will
help you to become more patient and blissful.
By practicing patience you are in total control
of your actions and the benefits that follow.