Ultimately developing patience isn’t about being passive, but about truly taking control of the only thing you really can control- how you respond to what life throws at you.
We should be cautious about trusting our ‘gut feelings’, because they are based on fear.
If I could only tell you one thing to help you on your path to being more aware, and living a happier, more balanced life, it’s this: going backwards is absolutely part of the process.
Are you addicted to being busy? Isn’t it about time you started using your time more effectively, so you can get stuff done and still have time to enjoy life, look after yourself or be with those you love?
You know all about the benefits of mindfulness, and it seems like a good idea, but you either can’t get started, or you don’t keep it up. Why?
Many people think that venting anger is useful and healthy. I would say it very much depends what you mean by ‘venting’.
”When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
Mindfulness won’t necessarily stop us getting annoyed with each other (though with time it can definitely turn down the temperature) but it can help hugely with how we deal with that annoyance.
‘I feel like I’m about to explode inside.’ This is how my son, whose exams start Monday, said how he felt yesterday. What he was describing was a massive build up of cortisol.