Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mindful Moment - When Patience Becomes A Curse

mindful moments the curse of patience
Cosmic Journaling Oracle
Patience is a virtue.

Or is it?

I have been brought up to be patient, to avoid short-fused hot-tempered reactions, to take my time rather than rushing, to be patient with myself while trying to learn a new skill etc.

But along the way I have noticed that sometimes patience was holding me back.

Like when I was patiently
  • tolerating toxic people, hoping they would change
  • sticking with a shitty relationship, hoping it would miraculously turn into something wonderful
  • enduring a dead-end job, hoping its boredom and lack of spirit wouldn't kill me
  • serving and giving my all, hoping that one day I would be appreciated

It can be easy to confuse patience with not setting boundaries.

Because patience often requires effort, it can be exhausting after a while.

So when you pull Patience from the Cosmic Journaling Oracle deck, you can ask yourself:
  1. Do I need to be more patient, or is it time to set some boundaries?
  2. Who is testing my patience? Is it worth it?
  3. In the past, in what situations should I have been more patient and why? And when did patience not serve me but stopped me from moving forward?
  4. How do other people show patience towards me (in a family setting, amongst friends or at work)? Have I tested their patience? If yes, how can I give them a break?

Enjoy your mindful moments with the Cosmic Journaling Oracle.

Warmest wishes,

Christiane


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2 comments:

  1. Great timing with this post. A few days ago, I mentioned to a friend that the patience she sees as my virtue is sometimes for me a curse. I totally agree with the confusion of having patience and not setting boundaries. I definitely need to set boundaries and have been getting a little better at this over the years. But, another important note, which you touched upon, is having patience with yourself. Another aspect I've been working on.

    Have a great Christmas.

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    1. Yes, and following on from your observation I think that quite often we tend to be more patient (or lenient?) with others but not with ourselves! Have a great Christmas, too, Cher X

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