Tag Archives: Patience

One step at a time….balanced, steady, calm…patience, persistence and perseverance…

~ ~ some helpful encouragement  I received from a friend… one day at a time…. one step at a time… one moment at a time…. remaining balanced, steady and calm ~ One step at a time… coming back again and … Continue reading

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The blossoming of…an abundance of positive qualities…The Six Perfections…The Immeasurables…

~   ~ Nurturing the blossoming of an abundance of positive qualities ~~   ~ “The Six Perfections” Generosity Patience Ethical Choices Joyful Effort Concentration Wisdom ~ ~ ~ And the continuing blossoming of… “The Immeasurables” Loving kindness Compassion Empathetic … Continue reading

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“Better to do something imperfectly, than…..”

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Better to do something imperfectly, than to do nothing flawlessly” Robert Schuller ~ ~ Whoa…the ideas in that quote sure resonate! Sometimes I have a tendency to do “nothing” sooooooo perfectly… That’s a … Continue reading

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“target” = how to offer an effective apology???

~ Ahhh…. apologies…an ongoing challenge in any relationship….mistakes are made, feelings are hurt, complications result… How can we learn to offer sincere, effective apologies? What kinds of apologies do we wish we would receive from others? ~ ~ How to … Continue reading

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” The DalaiLama

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sometimes, it might seem easy to access a sense of kindness. Other times, it seems, at least for me, a bit more “challenging.”  ( “whenever possible” seems to be my range… “always possible” is … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…

~ The page above  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other. They’re called “wise” or “ethical” speech… ideas that are from the Buddhist tradition…and they’ve been so helpful in … Continue reading

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“Can I do anything about this?” …choosing how one might react to challenges or worries…

~ I recently read about a potentially effective way to look at “worrying”… (from The Worry Solution, by Dr. Martin Rossman ) to simply consider whether I CAN do something about a situation or problem… and if  I CAN, to … Continue reading

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