"Mom, can you teach me Patience?"
My four year old asked."Sweetheart, I'm working on it myself, everyday."
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
Thinking clearly before casting judgement or acting out based on emotion seems to be broad strokes for so many. We are such a fast food, instant gratification nation and we want our pleasure and our answers NOW! And if the answer just happens to be no, well then, we need to know when it will change to a yes because the consumer, the client, the customer ...we are always right....
2.Patience - ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance
when confronted with delay.
Confrontation with delay sounds a lot like: Did he text back yet?
Why isn't he/she texting? emailing? calling?
When will I get the instant gratification that I want now?
Impatience = opposite of patience. It's needy, gritty, desperate and unkind.
Patience is not only a virtue (something that is morally & ethically correct) it is very much a lost art, right there with chivalry.
I'm seeing, being & experiencing this as a heavy theme as of late. I'm also recognizing my own part in it's sappy, crappy story and the moral is...I don't like it.
So how does one practice or become more patient?
Since Miss Sophia brought this transformative question to the table I've had some time to observe. I listened. I unraveled and got way up close and very much too personal with the subject to come to theories on how I can ...at least in the next three weeks try.
3.Patience - quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care.
Practicing patience steadily is prayer I'm going to try to endure for the next three to six weeks.
Because I've no idea what I'm doing (obviously) I've done a bit of research & gathered the following in order to move forward putting this uncomfortable epidemic to rest.