But impatience and anxiety can be our most valuable teachers of the practice of patience.
Listen carefully to anxiety, for it can be a valuable sign that you need to relax and loosen your expectations of yourself.
Learn to recognize how impatience arises.
Watch the construction of your mental and physical energy, the sense of urgency imparted to your thoughts and actions; note how impatience encourages the view that life is hopeless.
Instead of running after patience, relax and let it come to you.
Loosen the tension in your body; open your concentration and allow your emotional energy to flow.
Let the warm, soothing energy of patience arise within you and flow freely through your body.