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Do you need to do it quick and right the first time?

September 22, 2021

Impatience is a beast, and it can rear it ugly head when we don’t get our way.

We want what we want and we want it now.

I have become more patient over the years due the the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, both of which can be quite humbling.

I used to get very upset when I could not do “whatever” right the first time. I would yell at myself and say things link “I don’t have time for this crap” when something did not go right.

Qigong taught me that life usually does not go as you planned. It taught me to be more patient, and more forgiving.

I find many new students have a hard time with being patient. They don’t want to commit to practice, meaning that don’t want to commit to mistakes, to the failure it takes to learn. I see the frustration and I hear them vent it. I try to remind them that practice is part of the journey.

There is a saying that a master simply has more experience with the same mistakes and roadblocks, but has learned and moved beyond them.

Are you willing to test your patience and allow your practice to take a long as it takes? Remembering that each new skill, each nuance and each aha moment are all part of the bigger puzzle you are gathering pieces to.

Also remember, in my opinion, even the greatest masters don’t know what the whole picture looks like. Only what they have managed to assemble in the own corner so far.

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