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One of my first spiritual goals was to cultivate patience.
I’ve definitely accomplished it although sometimes I do seem to have less than I’d like. That’s when I can practice being patient with myself.
One great thing about using patience as a spiritual practice is that there’s an obvious opportunity to practice many times a day.
And that’s a good God thing.
The challenges to patience throughout the day can feel like living with a drill sergeant who keeps asking for us to “drop and give him 10 pushups.” It can be a real workout.
It’s a mind training. For real.
But isn’t that what we’re looking for?
Deciding to be unbotherable has been a great asset to me. Cultivating that ability from my heart, my open heart has been a great gift to me. I’m training to be unbotherable not by denying how I feel, but by choosing to see challenges as an opportunity to be more loving.
Am I always successful? No. I’m not.
Am I improving every day? Most days, yes.
Therefore, I am successful.
And that’s what matters to me.
I don’t give up. I keep going. I am successful.
We’re walking the talk, we’re living the Love and we’re rising above!