Is Patience A Virtue?

It has been said that patience is a virtue and combined with grace make a pretty face. While you might think patience is passive, on the contrary, it is a decision, it is active and it is managed through strength and courage.

A Chinese Proverb posits that, ‘If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape one hundred days of sorrow.’ You, no doubt, know this to be true. Whatever transpires might trigger your anger or reactive response. However, when you place practicing patience as your mode of action, you can automatically step back and bring patience and compassion to the moment.

Practicing patience is seeding the one hundred days with a more positive crop than if you acted with anger. Remembering that one hundred days is the equivalent of three months plus eight to ten days, depending if the months have thirty or thirty-one days will help you to remain on track.

Practicing patience creates a sense of peace, calm and empowerment. Frustration and anger engenders tension, anxiety, loss of control and fear. Creating a way to be at ease emotionally and mentally while waiting in line, sitting in traffic or while navigating the vicissitudes in life stave off stress related illnesses, including High Blood Pressure, Migraine Headaches, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, Cancer, Ulcers, TMJ, Arthricis< etc.

Last, but not least, while practicing patience one needs to ponder whether one needs to practice patience for the full 100 days, indefinitely or if one needs to be proactive or ask for appropriate action of another at a specified point.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you deisre. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings.