April 13, 2008

Marker to Patience

I've decided to do a little step by step instruction for you all tonight, we'll start out small, 5 simple steps. 5 simple steps to what, you ask, patience friends, patience. We all have so little of it nowadays, yet it still a virtue. We are taught growing up that patience is a good thing to have, but as we learn by experience, patience is bad. Hurry up and do this, hurry up and get there, you've just got to have this now...
So, here are my 5 steps to Patience:

Step 1: Slow down, don't read ahead, stare at step one for a few seconds.
Step 2: Relax, take a deep breath, pay attention to the world around you(what do you smell, hear, taste, feel?).
Step 3: If you're out and about, go somewhere that's busy and you know you'll have to wait.
Step 4: Instead of getting upset and trying to find a way to hurry things up, just wait. Waiting in a line, at a gas station, at the DMV, etc is a good way to practice patience. Sometimes it's good to have to wait.
Step 5: Take some time away sometimes(even if it's the nearest closet) and just sit and don't think about everything so much( I know this part is hard, but just let your thoughts flow through you, instead of letting them get caught in the web of now).

I hope these help you, fellow traveler of the world, as they have helped me. Till next time...