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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Friday, March 19, 2010
I used to get irritable. Now, not so much. Unless I've gone too long without eating and my hypoglycemia kicks in. But truly, impatience is my worst character defect. I've tried everything I can think of to change this. I chant the Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I know the things I get most impatient about are things I cannot change.
Like our new car. It was due here in Albuquerque on 3/15. Today is the 19th and they can't tell me when it's going to get here. I am really trying to be patient. If the serenity prayer doesn't work, I ask if there's a lesson to be learned here. Maybe I need to dig deeper into my psyche to see what the impatience is all about. All I can figure so far is that it has something to do with being afraid I won't get what I need--whether it's food when I'm hungry, love when I'm hurting, or money to pay the bills. Hmm. These are core needs. Perhaps when next I find myself impatient, I can ask what core need isn't being met? I'll let y'all know how that works next time I'm in line.
Are you a patient person? Were you always that way? If not, what did you do to become more patient?
Till next time,