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5 Reasons Why Having Patience Is Hard

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by Cori Savenelli   Practicing Patience is Not Easy Reactions to being forced to have patience range from simple annoyances to down-right anger. Here are some reasons why and how overcoming the displeasure of being patient and looking at it differently can change your life.   Patience Forces Us to Be Present Without Certainty It can be difficult enough being “in the moment” (while mindful and centering ourselves) while engaged in routine. Throwing uncertainty into the mix creates an open space in our energy for anxiety, worry and possibly depression.   Patience is Inconvenient Our human “being” likes to know what is happening. It likes to prepare and get ahead. We want things to be very convenient with as little stress as possible. So, we associate patience with inconvenience.   Patience Can Sometimes Lead to Assumption Who among us has never fell victim to engaging in assuming, whether regarding a relationship, a financial situation or another person’s motives. Having to be patient for something creates the potential for thousands of assumptions about the conclusion of the event or situation. Our range of theories span from the probable to the ridiculous. And it fills our heads and spirits with confusion and frustration. Thus, having patience can to unintended stress.   Patience Takes Away Our Power and Control Sometimes emotional, psychological or even physical pain can be a direct result of waiting. In situations where patience is required for something meaningful and personal, our survival and protective instincts kick in and we are tethered by an energy of helplessness, particularly involving anything that will greatly impact our lives. With this sometimes comes a feeling of being potentially thwarted in some way. It can create an unsettling and nervous atmosphere for ourselves and those around us.   Patience Makes Time and Creates Space...

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