Is Patience Still a Virtue?

“A patient mind is the best remedy for trouble.” – Plaut

In the age of instant gratification, instant messages, and fast food is patience still a virtue?

We like things to happen fast!!! When they don’t we get agitated, we just want to get on with it already! Have you ever been in such a hurry that you imagined a problem that wasn’t there and in trying to “fix” it actually created a real problem? If you are like me and the other 99.9% of the humans, the answer is yes!

Yoga teaches us to pause in those moments where you feel your blood pressure rising, the old samskaras (habits) taking hold and say “Ommmmmm”

okay,..no I’m kidding (but I had to make sure you were actually listening and hadn’t gotten distracted!)

The Yoga Sutras says “The pain that has not yet happened is avoidable.”

How you ask?

Breathe!

Let’s face it, you aren’t doing yourself any favours by running out to meet your troubles halfway.

Patience young grasshopper!

Breathe. Meditate. Yoga. ..Ahhhhh…

Be patient, everything happens as it should.