Letting go of Impatience

I wrote this earlier this year. Just came across it. I’m definitely a lot more patient now, but I think this is one of my constitutional challenges!

Impatience is one of my habitual states. On the plus side, I get a lot done! Unfortunately, this habitual aura colour colours my experience of life in a negative way, so the sooner I identify the beliefs that contribute to that state, the sooner I can begin to shift it.

We can do this exercise together, so I can share the process with you. To begin with, I’m noticing that when I feel impatient, my focus is fixated on the future. When I notice that, I remind myself how often I shy away from the past. I’m also noticing that my fixation on the future stops me from relaxing into the moment and really enjoying it. Next, I recognise that the restless impatient feeling is a habit, an addiction; it’s familiar and comfortable for me. I deliberately start to change the way I feel and add words to this new feeling to help me anchor it in.

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Aura colours and the body

The relationship between aura colours and body state

When I refer to ‘body state’ I mean a specific blend of behaviours, personality traits and physical conditions. For example, an impatient body state exhibits impatient behaviour, impatient personality traits and impatient physiology. ‘Impatient physiology’ might seem like a strange concept at fist glance, but your body most definitely enters into a specific physiological state whenever you experience impatience. If you were to change from feeling impatience to feeling acceptance, your entire state of being would alter, including your physiological status. Acceptance is generally much calmer than impatience, with more level, slower breathing, much less muscle tension, less stress biochemicals, and a quieter nervous system.   Continue reading “Aura colours and the body”