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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Practice patience for it is the beginning of Mindfulness


The key to everything is patience.  You get the chicken by hatching
the egg, not by smashing it.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Talent is long patience.
- Gustavew Flaubert

The patience for waiting is possibly the greatest wisdom of all: the wisdom to plant the seed and let the tree bear fruit.
-John MacEnulty

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
Dutch Proverb

Patience is the art of hoping.
- Lucky Luciano

Patience helps us live longer and with less Stress.
- David March

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
-- Chinese proverb

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
- Michael Le Fan

Patience [is one of those] "feminine qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Patience furthers.
- Lama Surya Das

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Awareness releases reality to change you.
- Anthony de Mello

If we love and cherish each other as much as we can, I am sure love and compassion will triumph in the end.
- Aung San Su Kyi

Long is not forever.
- German poverb

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.
- Henry W. Longfellow

I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
- Albert Einstein

The thing with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

When people are bored it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
- Eric Hoffer

Keep cool: it will all be one a hundred years hence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Waiting sharpens desire.  In fact it helps us recognize where our real desires lie.  It separates our passing enthusiasms from our true longings.
- David Runcorn

Faith is the belief in the unseen, the quietly held conviction that even though you can't imagine how, at some time, in some place, in the right way, the thing you desire will indeed come to pass.
- Daphne Rose Kingma

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in the one ahead.
- David March

To practice patience, you need a real rascal to help you. It's no use practicing on gentle and kind creatures, for they require no patience.
- from "The Magic of Patience" a Jataka
tale written around 300 B.C.

If there is a defining characteristic of a man as opposed to a boy, maybe it is patience.
- Lance Armstrong

Folks differs, dearie.  They differs a lot.  Some can stand things that others can't.  There's never no way of knowin' how much they can stand.
- Ann Petry

Every moment a beginning.
Every moment an end.
- Mark Salzman

The shortest and the surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
-- Socrates

Something happens when we don't resist, when we don't hate ourselves for what we are experiencing.  Our hearts open...
Sharon Salzberg

It's taken time and practice ... to appreciate that how [we] start the day sets the pace for
everything that comes next.
- David March

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
- Bruce Lee

Patience... is cultivated through the rational process of analysis...
It is essential that we begin our training in patience calmly, not while experiencing anger.
-the Dali Lama

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Nothing is more effective than a deep, slow inhale and release for surrendering what you can't control and focusing again on what is right in front of you.
- Oprah

When the crowded refugee boats met with storms or pirates, if everyone panicked, all would be lost.  But if even one person remained calm and centered, it was enough.  They showed the way for everyone to survive.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty.
And he who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 1 6:32

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What
you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and inside us, like teeth in our mouth.
- Boris Pasternak

You will be pleased to know that the heat in Lucknow has been really hot!... It is good to burn with the heat of God outside since we don't burn with the heat of God in our hearts.
- Mother Teresa

A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
- Joseph Rickard

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong - because one day you will have been all of these.
-George Washington Carver

When some misfortune threatens, consider seriously and deliberately what is the very worst that could possibly happen.  Having looked this possible misfortune in the face, give yourself sound reasons for thinking that after all it would be no such terrible disaster.
- Bertrand Russell

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Margret Thatcher

We are all dangling in mid-process between what already happened (which is just a memory) and what might happen (which is only an idea).  Now is the only time anything happens.  When we are awake in our lives we know what's happening.
- Sylvia Boorstein

Life is so short, we should all move more slowly.
-Thich Nhat Hanh