How to cultivate patience in your daily life
Developing mindfulness naturally strengthens our patience.
We cultivate more acceptance of what’s happening right in front of us, with the understanding that everything changes. Patience is born from this understanding.
Notice where your mind is.
And come back to this moment, whatever it looks like.
Perhaps as you move through the day, when you next notice impatience, take a moment to notice how it feels. Does it feel comfortable in your body? Is it helpful?
And then see if you can take a few deeps breaths, to center and soften it.
As you’re on your way home from a long commute, as you wait in line at the grocery store – use these opportunities to strengthen patience.
If we live to be 70 years old, we’ll spend about three years of our lives waiting, so imagine if we spent all that time practicing mindfulness, and cultivating patience rather than getting stressed as we wait.
Use the time to breathe, strengthen awareness, and relax your tension.
Who knows what you’ll notice?