This goal has been enlightening in many ways. I have surrounded myself with a lot of people who talk incessantly. I have no problem with this. I just note it and for the most part go on. There are times I feel impatience rising and if I am aware it is there, I am so much better about recognizing my part and then it dissipates. 4 weeks ago
Entries from everyone
I know that I will have trouble with measuring if I’m actually fulfilling this goal. So, for now every time I feel impatience come up, I am to first: recognize it. Then, image either why it is happening or if it is a person who I’m impatient with, recognizing s(he) may also be impatient with me.
Yesterday, I talked to a friend for an hour. I’m not too great about patience with long calls. Her college-graduate daughter has moved back in with her and expects her mother to make or buy her meals, fill up her gas tank and keep her laundry clean. I felt impatience with my friend for allowing her adult daughter to run roughshod over her. I began to say something like “Is she working 50 hours a week?” which my friend correctly reminded me that their relationship is this way because when my friend’s child was young my friend suffered from a debilitating disease and she could not give to her daughter what both of them believed the daughter needed. I felt the impatience dissipate then. It is not that I think my friend should do these things for her child, I recognize that she believes she is making up for when she was absent due to her physical disabilities. I was then able to listen with an open mind about some of the other things going on in my friend’s life. I let her be the one to end the call and THAT was my exercise in patience. 3 months ago
is a virtue I don’t seem to possess all the time. And, I truly believe that it is the reason for my trip to this Earth School. I love the idea of this goal. Now, I need to quantify how I will practice patience. 3 months ago
I feel like I’ve put up with my annoying habit for too long. (My face is tense. If I relax, can I let go of this judgment?)
What I need to do seems soooo hard at the moment. Not sure what tools I have left. A nap? Tea? Call home? 3 months ago
The new boy is especially good with origami, he’s a teacher and used it with his students, I don’t have the patience for origami, but for him I’m going to try, I’ll make a whole host of things! 7 months ago
Friend was totally out of it this weekend. She called me for help. Although I started out as all action, I realized that what she needed was listening. I flexed the patience muscle. 8 months ago
I know the more exercise I do the faster I will drop this weight, I know the less I eat the faster I will drop the weight, but I have to remember that niether of thise things are truely sustainable, sure I could go out running twice a day, but really I’m probably better to run once a day and so some Wii games than to run twice a day, I don’t want to end this tired and exhausted every single day. I’m on a ~1300cal a day diet, aiming for 1200, but probably not hitting it, still that’s not a lot of calories for energy purposes and with that I am feeling it a bit. The wall….the my body is eating itself just to be able to breath wall… Hitting it is fine, but crashing into it and burning in a pile of ruble is not. Slow and steady, completely sustainable healthy living, not a rapid loss ‘diet’...
Patience Grasshopper… 10 months ago
I like running, I really do, I want to be fit, the program says 3 workouts a week, but I want to do more, make it fast, truthfully I can’t I need to let my body recover between runs. I walk the days I don’t run and I have started eating healthily, but it all needs time….I’m so impatient… 10 months ago
When I am not patient with myself, I am disappointed. It is unpleasant. I’d like to avoid that.
If I could be calm and focused now, I could see progress toward the goal—enough to not be so anxious and impatient. So, the most important thing is the now, not the future. Hmm, I’ve heard that before. :) 11 months ago
Hmm, my foot is shaking, which probably is letting me know I’m impatient—mostly with myself. I feel there is a lot I “should have” gotten done. That is, I am frustrated because I need the self worth that comes of productivity and recognition. Impatient worries are not helping me focus now, whcih is the only thing that will make me productive. I don’t have to instantly transform into the type of person who is always productive. I just need to get X done and have something to show for my time and get on to more exciting work. Taking X one step at a time will make the end result better. 12 months ago