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4 Reasons to Cultivate Patience

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4 Reasons to Cultivate Patience

Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

- Rainer Maria Rilke -

4 Reasons to Cultivate Patience

As virtues go, patience is a quiet one. It's often exhibited behind closed doors, not on a public stage: A father telling a third bedtime story to his son, a dancer waiting for her injury to heal. In public, it's the impatient ones who grab all our attention: drivers honking in traffic, grumbling customers in slow-moving lines. We have epic movies exalting the virtues of courage and compassion, but a movie about patience might be a bit of a snoozer. Yet patience is essential to daily life -- and might be key to a happy one. { read more }

Be The Change

Bring a little more patience into your experience of life this week. For inspiration here's a passage by Sharon Salzberg that speaks to the power of this oft-overlooked quality. { more }


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