Patience

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Mental Environment

"What is patience but relieving yourself of your own frantic pursuits to enjoy the luxury of stillness and the depths of true understanding?"[1]

"Be patient. Do not let your emotions drive you here and drive you there, for the workings of the heart are beyond the emotions that you feel day to day and moment to moment. They represent the great undercurrent. Like the great undercurrents that move the waters of the oceans of this world, they move the direction of your life. Yet like the great undercurrents of the oceans, they are not seen or recognized from the surface. If you live at the surface of your mind, you will be swayed by this thought and that thought and the thoughts of others. You will be governed by the mental environment in which you live." [2]

References

  1. Steps to Knowledge Continuation Training, Step 3
  2. Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 3: The Pillar of Relationships

See also

Practices:Patience