Patience

Patience-Preserverence-PrayerPatience is a great virtue for all of us to practice. Patience gives us the power to overcome obstacles in life and work towards our goals. Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and other great religions all teach the virtue of patience in the face of life’s adversities.

We urge you, brothers, be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good for each other and for all.
~ Christianity

The patient man shows much good sense, but the quick-tempered man displays folly at its height.
~ Judaism

No one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune.
~ Islam

There is no evil like hatred and no fortitude like patience. Thus, I should strive in various ways to meditate on patience.
~ H.H. The Dalai Lama

I have just three things to teach; simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
~ Lao Tzu, Taoism

Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self
~ Bhagavad Gita

The greatest prayer is patience.
~ The Buddha

Resources : :
Words of Wisdom, Tathaastu

The Triple ‘P’ Formula to Overcome Obstacles, Radhanath Swami

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Life is Glorious & Wretched

Pema Chodron“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves a big deal and being really serious about it, wanting it to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. On the other hand, wretchedness–life’s painful aspect–softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose–you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We’d be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together.” ~ Pema Chodron

Links : :
Pema Chodron ~ The Doorway to Freedom

Elephant Journal

 

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The Prayer of Blessing

In the name of Jesus Christ, I bless you with the promises of God, which are “yes” and “amen.” May the Holy Spirit make you healthy and strong in body, mind, and spirit to move in faith and expectancy. May God’s angels be with you to protect and keep you. Be blessed with supernatural strength to turn your eyes from foolish, worthless, and evil things, and to shut out the demeaning and the negative. Instead may you behold the beauty of things that God has planned for you as you obey his Word. May God bless your ears to hear the lovely, the uplifting, and the encouraging. May your mind be strong, disciplined, balanced, and faith-filled. May your feet walk in holiness and your steps be ordered by the Lord. May your hands be tender and helping, blessing those in need. May your heart be humble and receptive to one another and to the things of God, not to the world.

What I Learned From A Simple Blessing, The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Prayer, by Michael W. Smith

 

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Divine Guidance

There is no sense in the senseless. Forgiveness beyond human ability, from the Divine, is sought. Comprehension impossible without Divine Guidance. Prayers and healing thoughts go out to those who have suffered in the tremendous loss of hope and despair that led to this act of hatred for oneself and others. Prayers and healing thoughts go out to those who have suffered the tremendous loss of life, in Newtown CT. May peace come to everyone’s hearts.

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The Way Of Forgiveness

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“I have chosen the way of forgiveness, because it alone undoes the lock of time upon the wound. when there is no time, there is no wound. Let go of the past, and you will have no grievances. It is simple, is it not?”

~ Love Without Conditions | www.paulferrini.com

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Call

When you call on God in prayer to help you overcome weakness, sorrow, pain, discord, and conflict, God never fails in some way  to answer. The power you need will come simply, naturally, and forcefully. Pray to God not only when you need help, but also to commune with Him. The spirit of prayer will raise the quality of thought and word and bring order out of chaos.
~ 24 Hours A Day

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Spiritual Progress

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Spiritual progress is the law of your being. See around you more beauty and truth, knowledge and power. Today be stronger, braver, more loving as a result of what you did yesterday. This law of spiritual progress gives meaning and purpose to your life. Always expect better things ahead. You can accomplish much good through the strength of God’s spirit in you. Never be too discouraged. The world is sure to get better, in spite of setbacks of war, hate, and greed. Be part of the cure of the world’s ills, rather than part of the disease.

Pray that you may keep progressing in the better life. Pray that you may be a part of the forces for good in the world.

~ Adapted From Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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