The Power of Patience, M.J. Ryan
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M.J. Ryan

The Power of Patience

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Find Joy in a Busy World by Practicing PatienceA deeper look at an old-fashioned quality. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Patience is a virtue,” and doubtless responded with a sigh, as usually it’s spoken with a tone of reproach. But this virtue carries with it a wealth of wisdom that can actually help us find happiness in our day-to-day. Author M.J. Ryan details just what living with patience can bring to our lives and how it can change us for the better.
Slow the rush. Things move at a quick pace in our society, in both our work lives and social lives. Not only are we forced to keep up, but we have been conditioned to expect instant gratification. Because of this, we find ourselves getting flustered by the smallest setbacks or hold ups—whether it’s a slow server at a restaurant or rush-hour traffic. Ryan shares how patience is the very antidote to the stress that our fast-paced lifestyle results in.
Reclaim our priorities. By reining in our aggravation when things don’t happen instantaneously, we give ourselves time to breathe and think more clearly. We make better use of our days and allow ourselves to make decisions based on how they align with our priorities, instead of focusing on how fast we can get tasks done. With Ryan’s help, we can learn to foster a patient outlook and find joy and fulfillment in the present moment.
This book by M.J. Ryan is a fulfilling and beneficial self-care gift for women and men everywhere. Throughout it, she offers readers:
Straightforward, believable instructions for developing a habit of patienceA source of stress-relief and guide to happier livingWays to find peaceful moments amidst the hustle and bustle that each day bringsReaders of Present Over PerfectWhen Less Becomes MoreThe Joy of Missing Out, and Stillness is Key will enjoy M.J. Ryan’s The Power of Patience.
155 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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tosin oyelaja
tosin oyelajashared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading

The best book I've read in a long time. Thank you for this.

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Abhijit palshared an impression4 months ago
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Suraj Singh
Suraj Singhhas quoted3 months ago
I also take inspiration from the wise counsel of a woman known as Peace Pilgrim who once wrote, “Judging others will avail you nothing and injure you spiritually.
Abhijit pal
Abhijit palhas quoted4 months ago
When we bring to our awareness exactly what it is that causes us to “lose it,” we increase our options of response. But only if we do not judge ourselves. If we tell ourselves that we are bad for being impatient when someone is speaking slowly, or for snapping at our kids, we will not change. In fact, there's a boomerang effect in which the behavior gets more firmly entrenched: we do it, then we beat ourselves up for doing it, then we do it even more. But if we can bring curiosity to our noticing—Oh, I really do go nuts every morning, isn't that interesting; I wonder what I can do about that—we can come up with better alternatives.

Take a look at your list. Is there something you can do to work around what's hardest for you? Or if it's unavoidable, can you offer yourself compassion for how hard it is? I once heard someone say, “I'm doing as good a job at this as I can now. If I could do better, I
Luni Pal
Luni Palhas quoted4 months ago
that much of life requires waiting and we have a choice to do it happily or miserably.

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