To familiarize ourselves with the virtue of patience, it is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which patience is attained. From this perspective, we see that those who would harm us are, in a sense, teachers of patience. Such people teach us what we could never learn merely from hearing someone speak, be they ever so wise or holy. These precious pearls flow from the mouth of the most wise, loving, and humble person alive, HH Dalai Lama.
When living in the fast lane, we are constantly bumping into others who are also living in the fast lane. Egos are bruised, patience wears thin, and the “blame others” scenario is close at hand. […]
Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, […]