Tag Archives: patience

monday morning meditation

3 Aug

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p a t i e n c e     is the     a n t i d o t e

Patience is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path. By patience, we do not mean endurance- as in ” grin and bear it.” In any situation, instead of reacting suddenly, we could chew it, smell it, look at it, and open ourselves to seeing what’s there. The opposite of patience is aggression- the desire to jump and move, to push against our lives, to try to fill up space. The journey of patience involves relaxing, opening to whats happening, experiencing a sense of wonder.

-Pema Chodron-

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17 Nov

{Live The Questions}

I stumbled upon this beautiful Rainer Maria Rilke poem the other day and it made my heart feel calm and understood and who doesn’t want that?

“I beg you, be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

Rilke

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29 Oct

What a crazy couple of days I have had! It’s been one strange phone call after the next. A bit surreal to tell you the truth. I had one of my goals actualize (contribute to one of my favorite websites in a big exciting way) only to have the trip get postponed a few days later! Such as life I guess. Isn’t there some quote that says God laughs at you when you make plans? Well, I bet he’s totally laughing right about now. I guess I will see how the next couple of weeks pan out and what adventure lies ahead for me.  I’m sure there is some special lesson for me here about patience and faith. Blah Blah Blah. But, for the moment I will put all my energy into being the very best fried egg I can be tonight. That was an odd segue huh? Brian and I are going to a Halloween party tonight and we are going to be bacon and eggs! Totally ridiculous yes but we thought it would be a perfect couples costume considering my love of eggs and his love of bacon. I’m sure I will be the only girl not dressed as a sexy “something” and instead as a large fried egg. But, I will be the most comfortable girl!!!

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“If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you always end up exactly where you belong.”
Tom Upton