Patience

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From Wendy Farley’s The Wounding and Healing of Desire: Weaving Heaven and Earth: “The practice of patience helps to expose how raw and tender we are against everything that thwarts us. But if patience is to he a virtue, a power, it must not he confused with self-deception or passivity. It is not the repression of anger or bitterness: ‘We must deal with the cause of our anger: acknowledge the gift and message and respond to what our anger is calling forth in us. If we do not actively attend to our anger, it comes out in ugliness such as bitterness, whining, rage, and depression…. If we are willing to actively listen to what our anger would tell us, we can then act on what we must do: seek reconciliation, speak the truth, and/or make necessary changes in our lives.’”

Roger

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