Meditation And Patience:
1 – The quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2 – An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
3 – Quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
It's been said that patience is a virtue. Why? Here’s one explanation:
Patience is a virtue because it makes us better people. The definition of the word is to tolerate delay. This implies self control and forbearance as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. How many times have we jumped the gun and found out it would have been better to tolerate delay or to have had self control?
What are the benefits of being patient? Recent studies have found the following:
Benefits of Meditation in Developing Patience
1 – Reduces stress levels. When you learn and practice patience you don’t get as angry, stressed or overwhelmed.
2 – Results in better decision making. Take the time to assess the situation, see the big picture, and weigh any pros and cons. The chances of making a big mistake lessen because you avoid making it in haste.
3 – Helps develop understanding, empathy and compassion. Patient people take the time to process what they go through and are able to determine what it takes to overcome obstacles so they are more understanding of others. This can result in better relationships with your spouse, friends and children.
4 – Helps you understand and appreciate the process of growth. Planning, growth, evaluation and measurement all take time, and taking time takes patience.
Meditation helps with paitience, what else can I do:
1 – Develop realistic expectations
2 – Realize that setbacks are only temporary
3 – Employ a problem solving attitude instead of choosing to be a victim
4 – Avoid bitterness
5 – Have faith that you can overcome a difficult situation
6 – Be aware of triggers that cause you to become impatient. If it’s something you can change, take steps to change it. If not, then adjust your attitude and mindset accordingly.
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