Tag Archives: Patience

Away we go…. keeping calm and carrying on….

~ ~ ~ I’ll  be leaving Sunday morning for several weeks of vacation…up into the sky and then “on the road, again”……traveling around southwest Ireland. For much of the time we’ll be on a small tour with a few other … Continue reading

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“To know the truth, only cease to cherish opinions”…. nurturing happiness by loosening up on our “preferences” and “opinions”

~ ~ Do you ever notice moments when your own or other people’s strong opinions and preferences get “activated?” …sometimes when interacting with someone  who has a different firm preference in what to do or say, a different opinion or … Continue reading

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a little bit…a little bit…simply a little bit at a time…

~ ~ a little bit…a little bit… simply a little bit at a time… with kindness, gentleness and curiosity… ~ ~ whether small tasks or larger tasks, little trips or big trips, simpler interactions or more complex interactions, learning new … Continue reading

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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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Living with generosity, ethics, patience, joyful effort, concentration and wisdom

These qualities are called The Six Perfections: Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Joyful or Persistent Effort, Concentration and Wisdom…the goal being to progress in developing and “perfecting” these qualities in oneself and one’s everyday life… And a few other special qualities…embedded within … 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 an … Continue reading

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“Productive thinking”….learning to use “more helpful thinking choices”

~ ~ A few years ago,  I was becoming more aware of my own thinking, as I was thinking thoughts.  Now that was a bit of a surprise! I found myself tumbling around so often in my own thoughts….sometimes positive…..often … Continue reading

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