are waiting; for someone to come, something to happen, to see someone, to be
called for something or we are waiting for results.
Someone is sick in
hospital, all the efforts do not seem working. Or if we cannot prepare ourselves within
limited time for some important meeting or event.
When we want something to happen quickly and it takes time.
and efforts seems not to be rewarding—We become depressed, anxious and
angry so quickly, unhappy about situations happening or become upset. We just
want to take control of situation and do best for us. If we think for a moment we can realize that
these responses or reactions towards the situations that we cannot control—make our condition and the situation stressful and even worse for us to act precisely and
Let's think for a while,
if we cannot control a situation, better is; to
tolerate it or let it go. If we start practicing this trait, we will be comfortable
over the time to accept — the delay, and
consider problems as part of our lives. So in all such moments of pain, helplessness,
suffering or anxiety — we have to learn to be patient — to be peaceful, happy
mindful and fulfill our life.
start with the definition from dictionary. The word Patience means;
capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming
annoyed or anxious.
days when everything works so quickly and a lot of things are just a click away.
We are all impatient. We cannot wait for
anything to happen. We just wish and want it to be a reality all at once. Same is
the situation when we are looking towards Almighty Allah to help us and guide us
through problems and we get no response in return and think that our prayers
are not accepted.
Patience and Islam:
considered as one of the best virtues of Islam and Allah has mentioned many
times in Quran(The Holy Book) that He will test humans with fear, loss etc. and
He will be with those who are patient and will help them and reward them. The Arabic word
for patience is SABR.
That means stop or refrain.
"Patience is the companion of wisdom." — St.
As I have
mentioned earlier that we feel that it is hard to practice patience but I feel
that demand of time is to must-have it. If we are patient we will be calm, we
will not blow up over anyone. We will be mentally and physically relaxed. I
feel when we are impatient we are frustrated and have a lot of negative effects
on our body mentally and physically.
Sadness, depression, impatience, happiness all make up our life. We live in two extremes of ; happiness when we want to jump and touch the sky and sadness when we think everything has ended. The happiness in our lives actually depends on patience. The more patient we are, more happy we will be.
us to keep moving
towards our goal with a peaceful
calm mind without being frustrated or tensed that normally arise because of
impatience— because of uncertainty of the future,
results or outcomes.
us to accept
what is happening around us—anything that we
cannot control is coming from a supernatural power and He has His plans and
patience helps us to react wisely
. With patience
we become relax and ready to face challenges
It also helps to bring positive change
in our behaviors
and relationships — it makes them better
and strong. As we will not be angry on small mistakes and openly accept them
that no one is perfect.
know about the triggers of impatience
and try to
reduce the intensity of impatience. Try to give you, some time. Focus on good things
and times, remind yourself
that everything needs time to happen. Remind yourself that the one sitting
above the skies and is even closer to your Jugular vein can see things that are
not in our focus. Take deep breaths
you realize that you are impatient. If
we think then traffic signals teach us a big lesson to deal with impatience.
Light — think how you will start again and where you have to go,
Green Light— time for action…
are really triggered, take yourself off
the situation or place. As staying on the scene can lose patience. Leave for
moment, change scene, look somewhere else, find the beauty in sight and admire
it, it will help you forget about the cause you got anxious and angry.
"Do not give way to impatience. It is not good for you.
It's not good for anyone." — Sylvia Boorstein
We need a
lot of patience! The more patience and compassion we have for ourselves, the
more peaceful we will be and have high-functioning relationships. As a Muslim we believe that hardships and ease are tests for us in this world. What ever Allah gives us, happiness or sadness it has some reward at the end. So do not be impatient in times of difficulties, but trust Allah that He will reward you and try to be patient as He is with those who practice patience.
The moment you become
impatience, what you do to calm down yourself & get your mindfulness or consciousness
I want to take this opportunity to thank Jeri Walker for her wonderful post about Word Clouds, with the help of which I created my first word cloud. Thank you Jeri for such a wonderful post. You can check her post HERE.
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