God's Delays Are Not Gods Denials
ten steps on setting goals while developing patience
Have you ever wanted something so badly and it seemed that it was unobtainable or slow in coming to fruition? I think we all have. Sometimes during this process of longing it seems that it will never come true and eventually we slip into acceptance that it isn't going to happen and we don't deserve it. Welcome to impatience. Impatience can illicit feelings of always being dissatisfied, upset, and angry at yourself for your slow pace of growth and change. In a state of impatience it is easily lose your control and fire off outbursts of anger, temper, and blame on those who are slow to change and grow. Not dealing with impatience can result in becoming a member of the ``throw away'' generation, discarding relationships, people, jobs, and school whenever things are not working out as quickly as you want them to.
Today we are going to talk about ways you can start developing a greater level of patience. First and foremost remember, "God's delays are not God's denials". If you are more comfortable with a secular vernacular then simply replace God with “The Universe” or whatever your preference may be. But, the message is still the same.
What is patience?
Patience is the ability to let go of your need for immediate gratification while sitting back and waiting for an expected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension, or frustration. Applying patience in interpersonal relations ships is to display tolerance, compassion, understanding, and acceptance toward those who are slower than you in developing maturity, emotional freedom, and coping abilities.
Develop a consistent philosophy of life. Take life one day at a time. Consider each day a gift of life that will allow you to get one step closer to your goal of growth and change.
Accept the reality of your humanity in that you are going to need time, effort, and energy to change and grow. You will experience some resistance to altering long standing, habitual ways of acting, reacting, and believing.
Reframe your perspective on the past, present, and future. Do not dwell on your past mistakes and failings. Do not worry about what you will become or how you will act in the future. Begin to live each new day as a fresh start.
Break larger goals down into components that are short term goals and objectives, more realistically attainable in the immediate future.
Plan your work and work your plan. Be systematic in planning your path to personal growth.
Accept, understand, and forgive yourself for being fragile, imperfect, and weak. You need to become your own best friend and cheerleader. Love yourself.
Wake up to the realities of life around you. Everyone with whom you come in contact is busy working through their own struggles, weaknesses, setbacks, relapses, crises, and obstacles to their personal growth. All of us are on the path to personal growth. There is no one exempt from this journey. It takes a lifetime to complete.
Confront your fears about attaining your goal. Remember, the world was not created in a day. Beautiful symphonies, works of art, and literary masterpieces were not created in a day. A lifetime is not lived in a day.
Practice meditation and contemplation. Meditation can come to the rescue when impatience takes control. Meditation induces relaxation which has been found to be a counter-balancing mechanism to a state of stress and impatience. Stress induced by impatience is created by the stimulation of the hypothalamus of the brain. Relaxation can be achieved by countering this stimulation - by stimulating other areas of the brain. This is achieved by doing meditation, which leads to state of deep rest, relaxation resulting in a great sense of patience.
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All Great Achievements Take Time
Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.
To achieve maximum success
you must accept that progress is made one step at a time.
A building is built one brick at a time.
Football games are won one play at a time.
A business grows bigger one customer at a time.
You walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.
Nothing great is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or an apple miraculously appears.
If you want to grow an apple,
you must give it time.
There must be time for it to blossom,
bear fruit and then ripen.
That which grows fast, withers as rapidly.
That which grows slowly, endures.
What is Meditation?
An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.
Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means 'to join together or to yoke' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.
A Tibetan Lama was being monitored on a brain scan machine by a scientist wishing to test physiological functions during deep meditation. The scientist said - "Very good Sir. The machine shows that you are able to go very deep in brain relaxation, and that validates your meditation". "No", said the Lama, "This (pointing to his brain) validates the machine!".
These days it is commonly understood to mean some form of spiritual practice where one sits down with eyes closed and empties the mind to attain inner peace, relaxation or even an experience of God. Some people use the term as "my gardening is my meditation" or for jogging or art or music, hence creating confusion or misunderstanding.
The word meditation, is derived from two Latin words : meditari(to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation 'medha' means wisdom.
Many years ago meditation was considered something just not meant for modern people, but now it has become very popular with all types of people. Published scientific and medical evidence has proved its benefits, but it still needs to be much understood.
Traditionally, the classical yoga texts, describe that to attain true states of meditation one must go through several stages. After the necessary preparation of personal and social code, physical position, breath control, and relaxation come the more advanced stages of concentration, contemplation, and then ultimately absorption. But that does not mean that one must perfect any one stage before moving onto the next. The Integral yoga approach is simultaneous application of a little of all stages together.
Commonly today, people can mean any one of these stages when they refer to the term meditation. Some schools only teach concentration techniques, some relaxation, and others teach free form contemplative activities like just sitting and awaiting absorption. Some call it meditation without giving credence to yoga for fear of being branded 'eastern'. But yoga is not something eastern or western as it is universal in its approach and application.
With regular practice of a balanced series of techniques, the energy of the body and mind can be liberated and the quality of consciousness can be expanded. This is not a subjective claim but is now being investigated by the scientists and being shown by an empirical fact.
What Are You Putting Off?
"The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started."
-- Dawson Trotman
Procrastination seriously drains our energy and our morale. What remains undone nags at us.
What are you avoiding? Make a list of items and then review each one. Does it really need to be done? After you've reviewed your list, prioritize it and start one task today.
Please do not procrastinate taking one minute to write down your answer to this question. Capture it on paper and this will help build awareness, commitment and discipline.
"How soon not now, becomes never."
-- Martin Luther
"Talk does not cook rice."
-- Chinese proverb
"Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!"
-- Donald Gardner
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Carbs Per Serving: 13.2 g
Prep Time:<45 minutes
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4 pears, peeled, quartered and cored
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3-4 Tablespoons Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
2 egg whites
1/4 pint whipping cream, whipped
1. Put the pears into a saucepan with a little water and 2 TBS Steviva Brand Stevia Blend.
2. Cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes until soft.
3. Drain well and purée them, taste and if necessary stir in more Steviva Brand Stevia Blend.
4.Half fill 4 glasses or dishes. When cold, cover and refrigerate.
5. Beat egg whites until stiff and stir into the whipped cream.
To Serve: Cover the pear puree with whipped cream and refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving.
145 calories (12% calories from fat)
1.3 g protein
5.0 g total fat (4.9 g saturated fat),
13.2 g carbohydrate
4.2 g dietary fiber
4.8 mg cholesterol
133 mg sodium
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