How To Master The Art of Waiting – Because It Is One

Not In My Nature Being the risk-taker that I am, waiting was not something that came natural to me. Impatience was my tonic. It fueled me into action. Decisive is another word that comes to mind when considering my personality traits. Patience they say is a virtue and as shared here before, it is not one that came natural to me. Once an idea popped into my head, especially after there is no room left for worrying, off I went. Waiting was never much of an option. Call it my

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Patience Is So Much More

But What Is Patience? When you look up patience in the dictionary, there are a few slight variations on the meaning. And, if you ask different people what they think patience is, I am sure you will get even more. Patience is hard to nail down. As someone who is not naturally patient, I can tell you that I have struggled with the definition for my entire life. As a child, when I was told to be patient, I did what most children do. I was quiet and waited. But

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Be Still And Know: Practising Patience

Know Yourself Have you ever done a personality assessment on yourself?  The things that make you the person that you are and what others will observe about you? There are formal processes for doing this. One is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or there are free online tests such as the Jung Personality Test available here. I have gone through a few of these formal testings for various reasons, including employment. It was also necessary to do so as part of my chaplaincy training. So, I think that I have a handle