Preksha Dhyana: Therapeutic Thinking ► [02] Exercises For Acquiring Desirable Virtues By Therapeutic Thinking And Auto-Suggestion ► [10] Exercise For Acquiring The Virtue Of Patience

Posted: 15.03.2010

Patience is a positive virtue indicating a voluntary self-control for enduring waiting. It often refers to a willingness to wait without becoming disgruntled or over -anxious. In a general way it shows a kindly tolerance for other people's shortcomings, and an ability to remain unperturbed by others, inefficiency and to bear annoying situations without becoming upset. Patience is generally accompanied by perseverance which means unremitting effort that is not weakened by moments of failures. It also stresses attentiveness and unwearying application to an exhausting task. Patience means determination and an energetic approach to one's duties. It is a very much desired virtue for a peaceful life as well as social amity.

Instructions for Exercise:


Steps nos. 1 and 2 - as in exercise no. 1.


Step no. 3 as in exercise no. 9.


Step no. 4. as in exercise no. 9, except that the colour to be visualized and inhaled is bright yellow.


Focus your full attention on the tip of your nose and recite the following sentence first loudly (nine times) and then mentally (nine times):

  • I will develop my capacity to confront any situation with patience.
  • I will not lose patience and be overwhelmed by any adversity



Contemplate on the high moral value of this virtue on the following lines:

  • One who is impatient and does not wait for the opportune moment, becomes over-agitated and over excited
  • Over-excitation results in mental disorganisation,
  • This drastically reduces power of memory and concentration.
  • To preserve these, it is essential to cultivate the virtue of patience.
  • I will continue to practise patience.


Step no. 7 as in the exercise no. 1.

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