The Power of Patience: How This Old-Fashioned Virtue Can Improve Your Life

  • 4h 11m 23s
  • M.J. Ryan
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2021

Bestselling author M.J. Ryan details just what living with patience can bring to our lives and how it can change us for the better.

Take a deeper look at an old-fashioned quality. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Patience is a virtue,” and doubtless responded with a sigh, as usually it’s spoken with a tone of reproach. But this virtue carries with it a wealth of wisdom that can actually help us find happiness in our day-to-day life.

Slow the rush. Things move at a quick pace in our society, in both our work lives and social lives. Not only are we forced to keep up, but we have been conditioned to expect instant gratification. Because of this, we find ourselves getting flustered by the smallest setbacks or hold ups―whether it’s a slow server at a restaurant or rush-hour traffic. Ryan shares how patience is the very antidote to the stress of our fast-paced lifestyle.

Reclaim your priorities. By reining in our aggravation when things don’t happen instantaneously, we give ourselves time to breathe and think more clearly. We make better use of our days and allow ourselves to make decisions based on how they align with our priorities, instead of focusing on how fast we can get tasks done. With M.J. Ryan’s help, we can learn to foster a patient outlook and find joy and fulfillment in the present moment.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. How This Old-Fashioned Virtue Can Improve Your Life
  • 2. Patience's Gifts
  • 3. The Attitudes of Patience
  • 4. The Practices of Patience
  • 5. Twenty Simple Patience Boosters
  • 6. Above All, Be Merciful with Yourself