Christina's Daily Inspiration- Contemplative Meditations
Day 71~ Practicing Patience ~ Christina's Daily Inspiration
Many years ago, I remember hearing an answer that the Dalai Lama gave when asked what he thought was one of the biggest hindrances for Western society. What I heard him explain was that the Westerner has no patience. He reacts as soon as he hears or sees anything that comes his way. There is no patience to simply allow it to come, to see it, watch it, and then, only if necessary, respond. The Westerner reacts before fully noticing what is actually presenting itself.
This really struck me as truth. I saw it in myself and all those around me. It was then that I began to practice watching and listening with patience. It is quite astounding at first when practicing this to see all the ways in which the mind wants to react with thoughts, judgments, controls, and its own agenda. We simply are getting out of our own way. This is a great practice that requires a willingness on our part to surrender the will of our personality so that we may rest in the Pure Awareness that we ARE. ~ Christina Bauer ~ Dalai Lama