My soul is at peace when my mind is settled and free from worry. Ridding myself of anxiety calms my emotions, allowing me to experience complete peace.
To have peace, I must let go of the things that are beyond my control. I exercise restraint when I would rather react. I wait instead of becoming tense because it is better to wait than to act hastily. I choose to exert self-control.
I am saturated by patience from the inside out, bringing peace to my core. Waiting is something I can do proficiently. Periods of waiting are simply temporary while better things are being prepared for me.
Keeping realistic expectations is the foundation to an attitude of patience. I know that, in reality, there are often complications or inevitable setbacks. Accepting that life is not perfect helps me to gracefully deal with trying situations.
I choose to have the attitude of a problem-solver rather than a victim. I make valuable use of my time finding answers and figuring out ways to help myself. I refrain from engaging in behaviors that do not produce a result, such as complaining.
I change what I can change, if not the situation, then my attitude about it. Either way, I am responsible for keeping my inner peace. Instead of over reacting out of bitterness, I allow patience to rule my actions, keeping my emotions in line.
Today, I choose to have faith that I can overcome any situation, just as I have done successfully in the past.
1. Are my expectations realistic?
2. How can I be more flexible in the face of challenges?
3. What are the benefits of waiting patiently?