Patience acts as a counterforce to anger. In fact, for every negative state, we can identify one that opposes it. Humility opposes pride; contentment opposes greed; perseverance opposes indolence; and appreciation or rejoicing opposes jealousy. If we wish to overcome the unwholesome states that arise when negative thoughts and emotions are allowed to develop, cultivating virtue is the same as restraining our destructive emotions.
Genuine peace is based on inner peace. You cannot build peace on the basis of anger. Anger just inflames and brings more hostility, aggression, and violence. Hostility on the one hand, and tolerance on the […]
The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger – the greatest threat to our inner peace, and therefore our happiness. After the […]