So I thought that I would check in today and let you know how the patience-thing is going. I’m still on vacation from the Christmas holiday and I’ve been home with my 18 year old son. Our days have been pretty casual and slow-paced. My mom hit the nail on the head with her comment on my first post. I believe there is some truth to the statement, “You always hurt the one you love” because we know that that person will continue to love us despite our faux pas. Too many times I’ve seen family reach the final straw and turn their back on the ever-offending party.
I’m trying to be mindful of the impatience I have my with family. I hate repeating myself and I find that the men in my life don’t always listen to me and I have to repeat myself. I find that I’m not always patient with their actions, especially when they’re not done the way I think they should be. Do you see what those statements say? They are all about me. So, perhaps this patience-thing is more about my ego than about others’ actions. You think?!
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke