I have got a friend who is very impatient and every time you talk to him and you are trying to finish a sentence he keeps saying the first word that comes to his mind, maybe to help you to finish it faster. Sometimes is the word you were about to say but most times is the wrong word.

People usually look at him with anger and probably they think something like: “Thank you, but I do not need you to help me talk, now if you let me continue…” He realises you are not very happy with his interrupting and keeps silent for a few seconds and two or three sentences later he begins to interrupt again.

Needless to say, if you are not perfectly focused on what you are saying, all his interruptions make your mind drift away from the main subject and you end up talking about a totally different thing.

We have told him to stop doing that and probably he would have a better communication with the people around him. He said he is trying, but old habits die hard.

And talking about habits, especially bad ones, I had the awful bad habit of adding salt to my food before even taste it. That is a very common custom that must be avoided at all costs, since the health problems it causes are very dangerous.

Due to that habit, I began having health issues that were corrected when I stopped adding extra salt to my meals and now I do not need to keep searching for the salt shaker any more.

Being impatient brings always unwanted results.

How many times have you said something just to feel sorry a few seconds later, when you cannot take it back? You wish you had thought before opening your mouth but it is already too late.

It is much better to keep trying and failing, than spending the rest of your life wondering what would have happened if you had tried once more… I know you understand where I am going with this…

Probably that is why patience is so hard to master. We all want patience, and we want it NOW!

How many people, yes you and I included, have sometimes asked something from the Universe, Divinity, Source, etc., without even believing we were going to obtain it, and therefore, never receiving that result?

Expectancy has its own magic within.

Believe before asking for something.

Listen, before expressing your opinions.

Think, before beginning to talk.

Keep trying, before resigning.

Live with passion, before they cover your tomb with flowers.

For your time to live is NOW.

Not anyone can cultivate patience, but everyone has the power of trying it.






3 thoughts on “Before…

  1. Lovely post. It makes me think of the Slow Movement and the benefits of slowing down and living more intentionally. As you point out, our impatience affects many areas of our lives.

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