more on patience

More from Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living by Allan Lokos, from which I am gaining much:

When we cling to a desire for things to be different from the way they are, we are flirting with impatience because things aren’t different than they are. They may not be fair, kind, or just, but they are as they are.


“When I start to become impatient I stop and ask myself, ‘How important is this in the light of all eternity?’” —a Catholic Nun

Finally, Lokos provides a hint on how to practice patience:

Patience is born when we create a pause between our experience of a feeling and our response to that feeling.

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