Friday, March 14, 2008

Meditation and patience

I've had the same experience as described here. Even though I don't have children of my own, I'm less patient with the people I encounter in my life when I don't meditate than when I do! Really. You can test this:
“One thing I find—and I typically meditate every day—is, if I don’t meditate over a three-day period or week, I start getting shorter with my kids,” Jordan told the Georgia Straight by phone from his Victoria home. “This little voice starts going in my head; it starts out saying, ‘Eric, you have a choice as to what kind of father you want to be. Do you want to be one who is shorter with your kids or one who is more patient?’ It is a choice, and if I meditate, it is easier to be more patient. If I don’t meditate, I am not as patient, and I can just see it in my actions.”
The above is from an article about meditation practitioner Eric Jordan.

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