Mindfulness meditation encourages us to become more patient and compassionate with ourselves.

Compassion lightens our heart and lifts our stress. It makes us more patient with and understanding of ourselves and others.

Compassion offers the possibility of responding to suffering with understanding, patience, and kindness.

With greater self-compassion, we can be gentler and more patient with our own perceived failings.

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.

To choose hope is to step firmly forward into the howling wind, baring one’s chest to the elements, knowing that, in time, the storm will pass.

You were made for perfection, but you are not yet perfect. You are a masterpiece in the making.

ā€œPatience safeguards our peace of mind in the face of adversity.” ā€” The Dalai Lama