Hey beautiful soul, thanks for stopping by!
If you’re reading this chances are, you’re quite into self-development, continuous learning and all this kind of stuff, which is great because it means we already have more in common than you’d think we do, so welcome to the fam! You’re also very wise to be here as what you are about to read may possibly spare you seven or more years by laying out to you what I’ve learned the hard way.
Before getting into it I’d want to mention that the original text was a list I made for myself but then I thought this could possibly help others as well, so I did my best to make it readable.
While I was trying to figure out how I’d better share it with the world, it hit me: I have a blog! Well, not really, as I don’t actually write anything (excepting a few isolated posts years apart when I accidentally remembered about it), but technically it’s there.
It exists and patiently waits for me to get back to it, bring it back to life and give it an identity, a purpose, a reason to occupy this bit of virtual space- which is exactly what I am trying to do right now.
Back to my list, I wrote it a few days ago, in a chilly rainy afternoon, over a hot cuppa tea, while I was listening to some calming piano music (I love piano and adore it when it rains!).
I had just finished a chapter of a book I was reading and my mind started going all over the place- as always- to kind of slow down when it approached this idea. What have I learned over the last few years? Why did I live these years? What’s the outcome of me inhabiting this (not) perfectly spherical but still astonishing beautifully rock called Earth? Was it wasted time or did I manage to use it wisely in order to evolve and get closer and closer to reaching my full potential?
This is what I came up with.
Actually, there are so many other important lessons I realized I’ve learned but from all, I only chose 7 which I consider is some sort of collective lessons if you will- lessons which now, more than ever, we all have to learn in order to elevate the collective consciousness. The sooner that happens, the sooner we’ll be ready to access the next level. What that means? We’ll see. I’m just trying to do my
part in helping the process.
Why in the past 7 years you’d say? Well, I could have easily gone back to 10 or 15 years as my personal self-discovery/self development-or however you’d like to call it- journey started a long time ago, but I feel like the last 7 years were the most transformative of all. So here they are, in no particular order:
( LE: It turned out I had much more to write than I initially thought hence my post became a quite long one. To make it easier to digest I figured out I’d better
split it into several parts. Here you have the first part.)
Lesson number one: Patience.
I feel like this is one of the most important skills each and every one of us should master because firstly can save us lots of headaches in our day to day lives and of course it also is one of the main ingredients in our spiritual journey.
Nowadays, in the world of fast and instant we arrive to believe this is how everything should be, so when it happens that something goes a bit slower than what
we are used to, what we’ve planned or anticipated, we quickly start to get impatient, anxious, nervous.
This applies to the little things, like being stuck in traffic or having to wait for your dinner for a full hour exactly on the day you are starving (because you had to skip lunch for whatever reason), as well as to the
big stuff, like your career goals or building up your business, and ultimately to the spiritual journey.
The truth is, some things take time. Just because it’s more than you wanted,it doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t ever happen nor that you’re doing something
wrong. It just goes hand in hand with lessons 3 and 7.
A simple exercise you can do while finding yourself in a situation which is testing your patience: change your perspective.
Let’s take as an example the traffic situation, which most of us can relate to. First of all, you should ask yourself: can I control/change the situation right now? In our example the answer is obviously ‘no’, so then you’d ask yourself ‘which other options do I have?’.
At this point you could go two routes:
a) Get nervous, irritated, anxious because you may be running late or because you’re losing your time. This would be fighting the situation you already realized
you cannot change.
Short term: Instead of being late you’ll be late and grumpy, eventually with a headache on top of it, lowered your vibration, spreading negativity and attracting the same.
Long-term: You’re training your brain to react like this every time when a similar situation arises, so you just added a new source of stress in your life.
b) Make the most out of it. Listen to some of your favourite songs- and sing them too, make that call to your mom/ grandma you’re postponing for 3 days,
listen to a podcast, make some light exercises for your neck, hands and feet (yes, there are some which can be done even sitting in a car!), the possibilities
are endless, it’s up to you and the situation you find yourself into.
Short term: You’re feeling better than when you got into the traffic jam, you’ve raised your vibration, spreading positivity.
Long-term: By consciously choosing to respond like this to every situation which requires for you to be patient, in about a month it will become a habit,
meaning you will retrain your brain to automatically react in a similar manner for the rest of your life.
I’d like to know what’s your experience so far with patience? Do you consider it to be an important skill, do you have any tips for those in the process of learning
Let me know in the comments section below and if you enjoyed this feel free to share it with your friends. Also, make sure to come back for the second part of the list!