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Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living
Pokos can I be this old and just understanding the relationship between anger and impatience and how waiting before responding can transform my life? Lokos says, “It is deluding oneself to believe that we can be truly patient with others without first developing patience with ourselves.
Get to Know Us. Definitely a worthwhile read. A book I’ll read again.
He is always experiencing physical pain and never complains. The stories and exercises give practical guidance in coming home to an openhearted presence in the midst of difficulty. Regarding relationships he suggests practicing the Four Immeasurables, or mental states of lovingkindness, compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity.
There is no need to act on every feeling that arises. Lokos’ writing has such a calm quality to it. He wrote out some rules to achieve the lokls fulfilled life one can try to do concerning to family, friends, schools, relationship, etc.
This kind of skill takes wisdom, awareness, and practice because our usual response is to try allann change the external circumstances that we feel are the causes of our annoyance or impatience.
Jan 21, Tom rated it really liked it. Of course it’s not that simple, but the book is a starting point.
This is another book I came across “accidently on purpose,” meaning I stumbled across it at the library when I wasn’t really looking for anything. It is filled with insight, warmth, and compassion. I have bought the alaln four times now and keep it close by so that when I feel those old feelings returning I can take a refresher course.
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Ended up liking this more than I thought I would once I got past its dragging middle. The two folks who actually read the book said it made a big difference. On the second page of his introduction, he tells us that the idea for this book arose from a casual remark made by his wife, to the effect that she believed every mistake she had ever made or unkind word she had ever spoken was due in some way to a lack of patience.
In your research, what have you found are the situations in which people most frequently lose their cool—and how can we avoid that?
To ask other readers questions about Patienceplease sign up. This book is a compelling and beautiful invitation to pause and arrive fully in our life. Spiritual growth is not like fast food. I personally found his discussion on “not-self” and tempering anger interesting.
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Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful as mine. In this revelatory book, Lokos draws on years of Buddhist practice, as well as interviews with a wide range of people who have had their patience tested-and often sorely so-in order to discover where the heart of patience lies.
Thanks for telling us about the ptience. This book is a compelling and beautiful invitation to pause and arrive fully in our patiencs.
In Praise of Disobedience. The Book of Freedom. In this life-changing book, Allan Lokos sheds new light on this much-sought-after state of mind, and provides a road map for cultivating patienve patience lokoe one’s life.
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Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living by Allan Lokos
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. As a side note, much of the book references teachings from Buddhism, and as a practicing Catholic, I wasn’t in the least bothered by it. Mar 05, Diana Bogan rated it liked it. Lenin and Slavoj Zizek.