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?

Published by Ann-See Yeoh

In a world that moving at a tremendous pace, some of us are striving to peel back the layers and be in the moment. I believe that we are here to share, to grow, to evolve and to leave the world a better place than that we were born into. Whilst we are busy being diverse human beings, we can still remain humans being, and more importantly, that we live our kind of lives.

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  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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