Updated: Mar 30
If you struggle with being patient with yourself and others you may not be the only one. With a bit of practice you can discover your softer more patient side and even deeper healing.
Give yourself grace. I used to think that was just something that older folks said. Now I understand grace to be the presence of unconditional love and a gateway for healing through understanding.
One reason you may lack patience is because others may have been impatient and impulsive with you as a child. However, if reading you're this you may want change things so you can be more patience on a day to day basis.
First Things First. Breathe.
Practice taking a slow deep breath before you respond and then engage. Slowly. If you were raised on 'tough love' you know now that may not have been the best so give your time to unlearn it.
When you are safe and calm you can express yourself better, relate to the environment with ease, breathe better and feel better overall. So the mindful act of slowing down will help you be less critical of yourself, more patient with your process and know that you are allowed to make mistakes and recover. And from there you can create that space others too.
There is power in softness. The parts that need healing the most will appreciate your patience, loving exchanges and support.
Affirm your self daily to remind yourself that this is a journey and your patience is required...
My sensitivity is my strength
I am doing my best and my best is enough right now
Let all my thoughts be still
Peace is the only goal I have today
I rest in God and all is well
Today is the beginning of the rest of my life and I am fully present.