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When we develop patience

When we develop patience, we find that we develop a reserve of calm and tranquility. We tend to be less antagonistic and more pleasant to associate with. This creates a positive atmosphere around us and […]

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Happiness consists in

If indeed the qualities such as love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness are what happiness consists in, and if it is also true that compassion, defined as concern for others, is both the source and the […]

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Patience

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. […]

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Learning how to smooth out the bumps

Learning how to smooth out the bumps in our lives is crucial for a happy life. Much of the time “bumps” have both an external and internal component. We often make things worse through our […]

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Patience acts as a counterforce to anger

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. If we wish to overcome the […]

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Virtue of patience

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 […]