Today’s guided meditation will help you practice more patience.
The true value of practicing patience is our ability to not allow outside people or circumstances to dictate our state of being. And it also helps us surrender to what is instead of fighting to make things how we want them to be.
But…being patient can be easier said than done.
Especially when your kid is having a tantrum,
Or a work situation is inconvenient or stressful,
Or money is causing anxiety.
So I hope today’s meditation will help you practice more patience within the safe space provided here, so you can take it and infuse it into those tough situations more often.
So Let’s Begin…
A MEDITATION FOR MORE PATIENCE GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT
Let’s begin by bringing your attention onto your breath.
Bringing you away from the thoughts and emotions swirling around,
And finding comfort in the simple movement of your inhale,
And your exhale.
Now let your breath expand,
Breathing in just a bit deeper,
And breathing out just a bit longer.
Letting it slow you down,
And bring you here.
Your body may be asking for your attention.
Perhaps your nose itches,
Or your arm wants to move,
Or maybe your leg wants to stretch.
Without responding to any of these requests,
See if you can simply notice what your body is asking for,
And sit with it.
Resisting the urge to scratch,
Just for a little bit.
And instead just focus on your breath while you wait.
Breathing out any discomforts through your exhale.
Now see if you can recognize any thoughts you may be having,
Thoughts telling you to do something,
Or thoughts reminding you of the tasks for the day ahead.
See if you can imagine these thoughts as clouds floating above you.
You, here, separate from them,
Choosing in this moment not to engage in their demands,
But instead sitting here patiently,
In the space of presence and nothingness.
Focusing instead on your breath.
And breathing out.
Watching the clouds go by.
Let yourself feel the spaciousness,
The power of being still,
The beauty of not reacting.
The power of patience.
Now, see if you can think of a recent moment when you were impatient.
Perhaps it was in a heated moment with a loved one,
Or out in public with a stranger,
Or in private with yourself.
Just bring that scene to mind,
Letting any judgements or emotions that may accompany it float away like those clouds.
As you see this moment,
See if you can breathe that spaciousness into it with every breath out,
Covering it with love,
And patience every time you exhale.
Forgive yourself, my love,
For all those times when you have not been patient.
And also hold onto this feeling right now,
So you can call upon it the next time you want more patience.