Practicing Patience When All You Want To Do Is Hold On Tightly

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“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.” ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

How do you practice patience when you want something to happen so badly that your heart aches?

How do you tell yourself to wait, when all you want to do is force the unseen to make itself known?

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Release Your Pain. Reclaim Your Life.

Liberating yourself from pain is essential.  Carrying around your pain, is not.

Unfortunately, too many of us hold onto anger, pain, resentment, grief/loss, and betrayal as a protective measure against future pain.   You get used to holding onto emotions that served you in the past, but don’t necessarily serve you now.  You might continue to stay on “high alert” but are not in imminent danger.  You just can’t relax.

No one wants to experience pain.  But pain is a part of life.  It can spur emotional, psychological and spiritual growth, movement upward, into an unimagined direction in your life and establish a new and renewed awareness of your strengths and successes.  Pain is a reflection of what we must pay attention to.  Even when it comes to feeling grief over the loss of someone whom you loved dearly;  a lesson in  the death of someone else, is to love and cherish your own life as you live it.

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Teaching Your Child the Power of Optimism

        Is your child’s cup half empty or half full?

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin

How does your child view life; positively or negatively?  What does your child expect from the world on a daily basis; pleasure or pain?  How does your child perceive his ability to recover from setbacks, life challenges, and emotional struggles; with ease or difficulty?  Does he let upsetting moments “roll off his back like a duck”;chalking them up to moments in time; seeing them as springboards for change? Or does he internalize the negativity associated with the experience and find fault within himself?  Continue reading