Be Patient

be patient

I can honestly tell you that I am not the most patient person around.  I can be very impatient and short with my temper, and I been that way as long as I can remember.  In fact, it sort of runs in the family.

However, over the years and working with people, I cannot explain how or why my impatience does not seem to rise, in a teaching situation.  Perhaps  I have learnt to be open and be patient.  I listen and strive to hear what they have to say, and to understand. I very much drop into what is happening in front of me during a class, or during a workshop, and if I don’t have the answer, I look to work with the person involved to find a solution.

Yet, when I am at home and with loved ones, the story is most likely the opposite!

Don’t we tend to take our loved ones for granted?  Well, this is something I must bear in the forefront of my mind all the time.  I get so caught up in what I am doing at any given time.  I then get wound up by the slightest thing.  Perhaps it is because I am tired. Perhaps it is because I put aside my “teaching” hat and just want to chill and not teach.

Perhaps I am just an impatient person.

And, those close to me are a mirror of myself.

So, when I read this quote, it brought a smile to my face.  I may start using this whenever I find myself getting impatient or frustrated.

Now, I am not saying that it is a way of passing on the blame to other person, but it does lighten the feeling in myself.  I guess it is a little like imagining your audience is naked if you are nervous delivering a presentation?!

This is certain work-in-progress for me.  To be patient, to be kind.  I can be in a teaching environment, but not so at home or even with myself, on and off the mat.  So, the more I practice patience and kindness toward myself, I should see an improvement in my patience and kindness towards those I love.

What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Be Patient

  1. I love the quote annsee and I really enjoy reading your blogs on This side of the world. It’s my struggle as well. That’s the price we pay for being over achievers! X big love to you arohanui

  2. I totally relate!! I am patient when I teach and want to help whoever needs it but at home…..Woaaa!! I think I get away with it though, maybe because my hubby is very patient? I also have to exercise some control in my job when dealing with people so it’s rebellion when I get home! Must try harder 😊 xx

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