Impatient or I’m Patient

Same letters! Totally opposite meaning! A small change – adding an apostrophe between the I and M and putting a space to make two words – and a less than positive approach transforms into the way to be.

I had this realization the other day and it has been on my mind since. How many other things are there that when you make an adjustment, a tweak here, a tweak there, the result is amazing! An aha moment.

Life is forever changing. Nothing stands still, although sometimes it feels like it is. Like when the coffee is brewing, the cross walk light is still red, a minute in the microwave seems so much longer, the line at the grocery store check out has not budged, the bougainvillea does not appear to be blooming, just to name a few.

Every minute is different from the one before and the one ahead. Sometimes we do not notice the subtle differences, but they are happening. 

Like the subtle difference made in the title and the impact it had. I believe lessons are all around us. If we stay open to receive them, we can learn what we need to learn. 

Although I think I am a patient person, I do find myself being impatient at times. Do you? However I am learning that by taking a deep breath and calming myself, centering myself, letting the noise go, I feel myself relaxing and accepting what is. I then can allow the process to unfold in its timing, not mine.

We definitely can use more patience now. As we are all finding our new normal way of living, we could use more compassion, tolerance and patience with each other. Everyone is dealing with their own unique situation and we should respect that. It may be different than how we are handling it, however my truth may not be your truth. As long as we respect each other and do no harm, let it be. Breathe, accept and go your own way. Be patient. You will feel better.

And taking care of ourselves is key to leading a more fulfilling life.  One of the silver linings of this past year has been the knowledge we have gained about our own priorities, values, and what makes us happy. We have taken the time to reflect and renew ourselves. What is really important? Top of my list continues to be good health and peace of mind. I have also noticed that discussions on well being, self care and immunotherapy have gained momentum. More people are focused on it. Companies are behind it also as they bring employees back under one roof and integrate both remote and office work spaces. We are all figuring it out. It takes time. It takes focus. It takes a tweak here and a tweak there. It takes patience.

And that will make a world of difference.

With Light and Love and being Patient,
Karen

 

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