This quote by Joyce Meyers is profound. It implies a behavior that on the surface seem simple, yet in practice, is among the hardest task for human beings to learn.
Take a moment to think of something important you’ve had to wait for and reflect on how you felt while waiting. Having patience while waiting is among the most challenging skill that kids learn. And many of us never learn how to tolerate the discomfort of waiting. Patience requires us to endure and tolerate suffering while we are waiting. Learning how to regulate our feelings while waiting, and to tolerate the unknown of whether relief will come, is the most essential skill in adult development. In fact, learning the skill of emotional regulation opens up opportunities that are only open to those who have developed this part of themselves.
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