Why would you start a book with “patience”? Can we get any more boring than that? But this passive action holds the key to making good decisions and is the essential ingredient for the next six requirements.
Imagine “patience” as the force to draw from to feed sensitivity, attention, communication, motivation, consistency and even courage. From caring to creative thinking, patience is at the root of all that is positive and good. While lack of patience is a quick creator of negative, violent, frustrating or even evil situations.
Patience brings balance and harmony. It allows us time to think before we react. It may buy us enough time to find our original reactions absurd, petty or egotistical, typical go-to reactions from our ego’s defense mechanism.
By being patient with ourselves, by allowing ourselves the time we need to get things done, by not demanding more of ourselves than what we can achieve, by avoiding comparisons to others or impossible ideals, we build our own self-esteem while we learn to exercise that same patience with others. Read More