The Virtue of Patience

Is it ironic that it took me almost 3 weeks to find out the time and the words to create this piece? Maybe. Or maybe it was just a test to see if I was truly ready to bring this piece to life. I’d say I passed. I am here writing it, aren’t I?

I am often asked, “how do you do it?”, with reference to my forbearance in life. I am still not used to the frequency of that question. I frown my eyebrows wondering why do people find wonder in something as mundane as the quality to stay calm. Is it not as common a practice as I think it to be? I guess not. Otherwise, this question wouldn’t always stare me in the face.

And then I ask people, “how do you not?”

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Silly, little (but important) reasons to Keep Going

Motivation loves playing hide-and-seek with us. Life gets a little too adamant at times and it can get pretty difficult to find the inspiration to keep going. But what we often forget is that there don’t always have to be big reasons to look forward to another day in life. You don’t have to look forward to surviving another day because of your job or your relationships.

Every now and then, you can look forward to the coming day because you know this is the day you’re going to have pancakes on after a long time or the fact that a good movie is going to be on the TV.

So, here are some silly, little (but just as important) reasons for you to look forward to another day

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Emotional First Aid 101

Even in the 21st century, not a lot of people will tell you to pay heed to your emotional wound. Scratch that. Not a lot of people will accept the existence of emotional wounds. They will understand that people get hurt, that they want to cry over some things for a while but that would be it.

Majority of us use the phrase losing your mind in our everyday speech but when it comes to embracing the literality of it, most of us fail. And that is where the problems begin.

Emotion:

noun

a strong feeling deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationship with others.

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Converse with Yourself

Who are you? What do you believe? What is important to you?

Every human being must ask these questions to herself every once in a while. It’s important because the answers to these questions keep changing. We live in a world full of noise and distractions. We are constantly surrounded by social groups preaching different things. With no time to contemplate or reflect on how something makes us feel, no solitude or privacy, no patience, how do we answer the most important questions in life?

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