Patience is a virtue…… not just practised by saints and scholars!

Patience is a form of wisdom.  It shows that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time in our lives.  Patience is the way to develop courage, the way to find out what life is really about.

Physically patience is good for me because it keeps my blood pressure at a healthy level, and I’m more inclined to take things in my stride and am slower to anger and quicker to forgive. Less reactive and more proactive, less red-faced and more smiley:)

On a psychological level when I practise patience I notice that my thoughts are more tolerant, more positive and encouraging and the inner chatter less frantic and chaotic.

Developing patience is like meditating.  It’s a skill and you have to practise it.  In mindfulness meditation we cultivate patience towards our own minds and bodies, observing the constant internal conversations and the non-stop movements of our body – without judgement and evaluation – just patiently noticing!

I notice that when I’m more patient I’m healthier and less stressed out so practise some patience today.