Week 14 – Patience & Self-love

I’ve been vacationing with my family this week – 11 of us all together in one house at the beach in Hilton Head and amazingly we are all getting along, having a great time.

Unfortunately , I have been extremely distracted, hanging out and spending quality time with everyone (that part is forunate), totally falling down on my readings, blog, sits, flash cards et al. To be honest, I must admit I have allowed myself to be pulled away from my exercises while here but my lackof focus started several weeks ago. I have been successful with my morning rituals but have been intermittent throughout the rest of the day, here and there. Although I have had some brief moments of crystal (and most welcome) clarity this past week, I have also realized I have a lot thicker cement than I realized hiding my Golden Buddha. Thank goodness for Haanel’s words…”neither can you spend twenty or thirty years of your life building up negative conditions as the result of negative thoughts, and then expect to see them all melt away as the result of fifteen or twenty minutes of right thinking”…as well as Davene’s commentary in the recordings. Yes, we do live in a microwave society and I am guilty of wanting immediate results and change. But not until I heard Davene say that after several days of listening to the weekly audio did the levity of hers and Haanel’s statements hit me. I am very impatient with myself if I don’t get it and apply it right away, especially when it comes to personal growth…but, as I have learned and am still learning, that is only keeping me stuck.

I have also learned the only way out is through…and patience, coupled with an abundance of self-love, is critical for long and lasting results on this personal journey of growth.

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