Posts Tagged ‘patience’

Lori Anne Yang’s Open Apology to Her Eldest Daughter

January 8, 2012

Lori Anne Yang



My friend, Lori Anne Yang, wrote this insightful post for her blog. I encourage all parents to read it. Hopefully, Lori’s wisdom will prevent them from making parenting mistakes that they will later regret.





AN OPEN APOLOGY TO MY ELDEST DAUGHTER
by Lori Anne Yang

The artistic stylings of Lori's youngest daughter, Harper

There is a sweet little drawing of a smiling face scribbled on the wall next to my bed. The artist is my youngest child when she was about three years old. At the time I calmly told her that walls are not for drawing, and then complimented (more…)

Act As If It Is Impossible to Fail

February 13, 2011






Clarity about your life’s work triggers an enduring call to action. Devotion to your calling liberates you from the rhythms and routines of an ordinary life.

Every sort of mastery is an increase of one’s freedom.
Henri Frédéric Amiel






No longer held hostage by the expectations of an unsympathetic world, you answer only to the authority of (more…)

The Butterfly Has Time Enough

June 1, 2010

Diverting course on a moment’s notice to follow your guidance can take time, an often scarce commodity these days. Yet the more time you devote to pursuing what you feel guided to pursue, the more time you seem to have for everything else.

It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step into the unknown, as for children, the days are long with the gathering of experience.
George Gissing

You may find yourself shifting from being chronically late to feeling like (more…)

Begin Again, as Often as Necessary

April 17, 2010

Many people are intimidated by meditation because they fear they cannot sufficiently quiet their mind. During meditation, do not be discouraged if your attention drifts and worldly thoughts intrude. Simply begin again as if you had just begun.

If the heart wanders or is distracted, bring it back to the point quite gently and replace it tenderly in its (more…)