Nar-Anon SESH for May 9th ~ PATIENCE ~ A Sharing Topic

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jenni~blue

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 9:30 am

Nar-Anon SESH for May 9th ~ PATIENCE ~ A Sharing Topic

"I came to Nar-Anon expecting a quick fix for my problems. I soon found that it does not happen that way.
I did not get instant recovery, but I learned to be grateful for the lessons the program has given me.

One thing I am learning from this program is patience, which is defined as "the ability to endure waiting
or delay without becoming annoyed or upset and to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties. "
From the SESH Daily Reader


I do believe that one of the main obstructions to serenity for me
is a lack of patience with situations or with myself for that matter.
I like the two words here as a goal in my recovery, "persevere calmly".
I always have a choice for hysteria or calm. Compared to some I am
relatively calm on the outside but the truth is that my
insides do not always match my outsides. We learn about that phenomenon
in Nar-Anon and it's a good eye opener. To make the two come together is
a matter of practice and for me a joyful hope ! :P

Thanks for letting me share.
Love,
jen
" We are on to better things, such as owning our beauty and honoring the courage it has taken us to get here and claiming our natural power to heal and be healed." Marianne Williamson
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rxgirl

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 9:32 am

Re: Nar-Anon SESH for May 9th ~ PATIENCE ~ A Sharing Topic

thanks for posting jen. Patience has Always been one of my many shortcomings. I have to practice with the serenity prayer and shifting my focus from whatever situation is causing me impatience. Love vickie
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jenni~blue

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 9:37 am

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Thank YOU for sharing, Vickie !
In reading you over the years that
I have been blessed to I have often
watched you work through things
that took some real TIME to resolve.
I have always been listening and learning!
You have taught me much about the journey
to freedom. It can take considerable time to
reach our destination and we are learning all the while
aren't we my friend? Never alone. ;)

Love you,
jen
" We are on to better things, such as owning our beauty and honoring the courage it has taken us to get here and claiming our natural power to heal and be healed." Marianne Williamson
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rxgirl

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 9:40 am

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YES we are and so much gratitude for the people here. so much.. vickie
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 10:33 am

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I have a wonderful exercise in patience that I would like to share. When I go shopping in the super market and get my few things, when I go to check out I try to find the longest line. Usually someone asks if I want to go ahead of them. I just have the biggest smile on my face and tell them that I will wait my turn. I then tell them that this is my exercise to "slow things down". Try it one day, you might like it. Yours in recovery. Big Bob
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Diane

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 11:07 am

Re: Nar-Anon SESH for May 9th ~ PATIENCE ~ A Sharing Topic

Jen
I have to say that impatience is one of my personality defects and my insides almost always match my outsides. I can hide it sometimes if I HAVE to. Im getting better with the little things and even some of the big things. Some of us at work have been told our place has been sold, soon to be a new company. We have no idea if we will still have jobs and rumor has it that this company gets rid of many of the present staff and bring their own in. The ones that know are having a fit cause they want to know NOW. I am amazed that I am not having a fit right with them, but Im not. Thats progress for me because when others around me have high anxiety it can easily rub off on me. In Gods time, not mine is always something I have to work on. Progress, not perfection Im content with that as long as I keep moving in the right direction.
Love
Diane
Bob that little exercise you do I probably should try it. :oops:
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 11:23 am

Re: Nar-Anon SESH for May 9th ~ PATIENCE ~ A Sharing Topic

Some of you may laugh at this,
but for me it is true.

I liked to drive FAST, really fast.
I had NO patience on the road,
and had to be ahead of everone for no apparent reason.

Almost 5 years ago,
I got a Toyota Scion Xb.
It has only 108 horsepower, 4 cylinders, and is basically
like driving a large toaster down the road.
Aerodynamics are non-existant!

This very car has FORCED me to become patient.
I am no longer the first one at the stop light, and ya know what?
I get there at relatively the same time as everybody else.

Patience is in my life now for the first time in a very long time,
because of the work I do on it, and of course.....the car! ;)

Sandy
"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today" ~Will Rogers

"Everybody sails alone, but we can travel side by side." ~ K.T. Tunstall
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rxgirl

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 11:30 am

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Driving a large toaster down the road!!! this just cracked me up. thanks for the laugh vickie
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angELBee

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Post Mon May 09, 2011 11:33 am

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;) Glad I could do that Vickie! ;)

Sandy
"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today" ~Will Rogers

"Everybody sails alone, but we can travel side by side." ~ K.T. Tunstall
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 12:25 pm

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;.))))))))) BIG SMILES !
" We are on to better things, such as owning our beauty and honoring the courage it has taken us to get here and claiming our natural power to heal and be healed." Marianne Williamson
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Post Mon May 09, 2011 1:53 pm

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Thanks for sharing this reading; the pairing of the words perserverance and calm together was not something I would have come up with on my own. Perserverance to me meant work, muscle, sweat, yes - a bit of stubborness whereas calm invoked rest, serene, little effort. To think that you could work hard towards something with a glide and smooth effort; wow. It makes sense and in fact using different words -- this is the concept that my bowling coach has been trying to instill. Lots of practice using good technique hopefully leads to muscle memory. Then during competition, my job is to trust my practice and not fight against myself.

I have seen it work well in my game; time to once again take a concept and apply it to all areas of life. Thanks! Debi
"Thank God for what you have; trust God for what you need."
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MARILYNG

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 12:24 am

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I've seen your toaster... and it does get you to where you need to be. ;)
Say what you mean ~ Mean what you say !
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Diane

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Post Tue May 10, 2011 8:52 am

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Im still chuckling. After I read this I had to go to the grocery store. When I went to the checkout I thought about Bobs little exercise and going to the longest line. I thought about it but was in a rush as usual so I went to a line that looked like the one person that was in it was about done. She wasnt, she was just getting started. Oh my. I think everyone was out of the grocery store before me. :lol: I had to help her. She wanted everything separated. She bought a bag of ice to put some in certain bags. She asked me if I would pick up the bag of ice when she dropped it, so it would bread apart. I said sure. She dropped it and ice went everywhere. I picked up ice, helped her with putting it in the bags, etc. So much for my rush. I guess I was meant to have that test in patience after all. I couldnt help but smile through the entire ordeal.
Love
Diane
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 9:33 am

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As comes with Patience I posted in another post, MINE is Being Tested on a REGULAR Basis..I mean OVERLY tested...Maybe cause I am OLD and trying to do a Young persons Job?? I am relatively Patience person, I can ENDURE ALOT but here is YET another Lesson that will give a chuckle..

Besides carrying for a 3 1/ 2 yr old I am also carrying alot for my 91 yr old Ma, we got her house cleaned up pretty nice but the hoarding is beginning again and I have to be quick of hand to try and dispose of things :roll: .

Anyhow my Lesson on Sat was..

Never take a 91 yr old and a 3 1/2 yr old to Walmart the SAME Time!!!!!!!

Then run into others whom want to chat :o :o !!!

Talk about HEADSPINNING from MOI!!!!! :mrgreen: :lol:
TFAMTS and MUCH LoVe, Peace, SERENITY and Prayers to ALL, Kim

"Some people think that it's holding on that makes one strong.Sometimes it's letting go."~Sylvia Robinson
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Post Tue May 10, 2011 10:20 am

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:D GET IT GET IT GET IT Kim !!!

Your Fellow Overwhelmed Daughter/Grammy/Mom with lots of incoming !!!!!! Love ya, jen
;)
" We are on to better things, such as owning our beauty and honoring the courage it has taken us to get here and claiming our natural power to heal and be healed." Marianne Williamson
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