Parami- Patience

In preparing for this week’s talk, I’ve attempted to differentiate between equanimity and patience. I found a helpful article in the Elephant Journal by Toni Bernhard, in which she postulates that patience is an act of self-compassion that gives rise to equanimity. According to Toni, patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, difficulty, or annoyance without getting angry or upset.”

She suggests a three-part patience practice: first, recognize that impatience has arisen. That one is easy. Second, investigate how impatience feels. Third, transform impatience into patience by holding the situation with friendliness and compassion. Easier said than done, of course. Give this a shot and let’s talk about it on Thursday.

– Rachel

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