Would you like to express more patience toward others?
One way to be more patient, is to be less selfish.
Impatience is selfishness. It’s a reaction that comes from mortal mind when mortal mind is not getting what it wants.
For instance, if one is standing in line waiting to place an order, and time is growing short for him to get to his next appointment, he may get angry and upset with customers in front of him for taking too much time to place their order. He’s not thinking about whether those individuals may not be as fast as him, or not in a big hurry themselves. He’s thinking only about himself, what he wants, and how everyone else is getting in his way of getting to where he wants to be. The impatience he feels is a selfish reaction.
To be more patient, be less selfish. Think about others first. Consider where they are in thought, and what they’re ready and able to demonstrate.
Patience is not expensive when animated by Love. It blesses the giver and the receiver. It finds ways to help others, rather than condemn them.
Impatience is costly, for it can create conflict, destroy relationships, lead to poor decisions, and cause future regret.
Impatience is selfishness. Patience is unselfishness.
How patient can you be today? Or, to reword the question, “How unselfish can you be today?” They are one and the same thing.