Patience as an Antidote for Crisis
It is a good idea to have a process that you rely on during times of crisis. Slowing your breathing, having a broad awareness of your surroundings, and bringing your lower abdomen into your conscious attention are just some of the ways you can help step into calm and toward effective action.
Imagine coming to your door late at night with a stranger coming up. Attempting to move quickly you fumble your keys, have trouble finding the right one. fI you move slowly you will choose the right key, put it smoothly into the lock and step into the door. With patience you move more smoothly. and as a result efficiently.
It may seem strange, but patience is an important element even when dealing with a long term issue. It has been said that depression is a form of fatigue, and recommitting to patience connects us to the present, and the reserves of strength that are available only there.
Patience stimulates compassion and relaxation. Realize that these are elements present when you are at your best. Choose patience, and investigate the need for it. You will speed up your progress as you do.