Could we have some general comments on Impatience?
THE CHIEF FEATURE OF IMPATIENCE OVERRIDE’S PLEASURE OFTEN BY DRIVING THE SOUL TO RUSH RATHER THAN TO JUST BE WITH THE SITUATION. THE PROVERB “HASTE MAKES WASTE” WAS FIRST UTTERED BY SOMEONE OBSERVING A SOUL IN IMPATIENCE. YOU BURN CALORIES IN HASTE.
I observed Impatience in a gas line today [this was at the time of gasoline rationing during the energy crisis due to Middle East turmoil].
WE WOULD SAY THAT THE QUEUES ARE VERY GOOD FOR THIS IN SPITE OF THE INCONVENIENCE. THEY DO ALLOW ONE TO PHOTOGRAPH ONESELF IN CHIEF FEATURE. THIS IS ONE WAY — RELAXATION FORCED, OF COURSE, IS ANOTHER.
I’d like a comment from Michael on how best to learn or deal with Impatience.
THE BEST WAY TO COUNTERACT THE CHIEF FEATURE OF IMPATIENCE IS TO DELIBERATELY EXPOSE YOURSELF TO EXASPERATING SITUATIONS AND THEN PHOTOGRAPH THE FEELINGS AROUND THE IMPATIENCE. USUALLY YOU WILL FIND THAT THE REACTION IS HABIT RATHER THAN EMOTION, AND AMOUNTS TO A TAPE LOOP.
SOURCE: Michael Teachings transcripts