Patience

Patience.

Something that I believe has three different doors from which you can choose to enter.

Door number 1-

Patience is something that sounds so easy, but is so difficult to actually have. Despite what many believe, it’s not something that you’re born with. It’s an attribute that’s developed over time. It’s so easy to say something in a heated moment, and regret saying it the very next second. It’s so difficult to hold your tongue, and find it within yourself to listen to the person, and what they’re saying without clashing. I’ve always admired people, who somehow find the strength within to remain silent if they have nothing good to say. Each day I try to be patient when it comes to others. I try to put myself in their shoes, understand their point of view. I try to take a deep breath, and keep silent if I have nothing nice to say. I try. That’s what the important thing is. I know that with time and practise i’ll become better at this, at the end of the day, i’m only human, mistakes will be made but I won’t kick myself in the teeth for not getting it right each and every time.

‘Patience is when you’re supposed to get mad, but instead you choose to understand’.

Door number 2-

Patience is something that starts from within, and grows outwards with each day that comes. How can you expect to be patient with others, when you have none for yourself?We have goals, we have ambitions, we have unrealistic wants that we convince ourselves are needs. We are constantly telling ourselves to do better, be better, look better, act better…the list is never ending. If you’re 26 and not settled down, what are you doing with your life? If you’re 30 and still haven’t found your dream job, you’re a failure. If you haven’t figured out who you are by now, you must be a joke.

OR maybe the truth is, you’re just like everyone else. Trying to get through the shit days, to enjoy some of the good ones.

You’ll figure out who you are, when you start to be that person, and not try to be like everyone else. You will find that dream job, when the time is right, don’t stop looking. You’ll settle down, when the right person comes knocking at your door. You will get through each and every obstacle that’s ever been laid on your path, all you have to do is have patience and enjoy all that comes with it.

‘Patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting’.

Door number 3-

Patience is something that you can train yourself to have. It’s something you can choose to give to others even when you may not get it back. Next time you feel your tongue slipping, try to take a deep breath, and not snap. If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other with more love, patience and tolerance. Always remember, that while you’re so busy doubting yourself, there are so many others that are intimidated by your potential. Next time you find yourself being your own worst critic, remind yourself that you’re beautiful and stop comparing yourself to others. If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door and what is meant for you, won’t ever pass you by.

‘Stop leaving, and you’ll arrive. Stop searching and you’ll see. Stop running away and you’ll be found.’

Shrimpsdiary

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