Last Monday became an excellent opportunity for many to practice the skill of Patience, which coincidentally is our next session on the Pathways to Liberation Matrix we will cover this week!! We regret any impact it may have had on you. As a result of a lack of clarity between Jim and Katrina, some of you waited in one Zoom room while Katrina waited in another. Katrina figured out the problem, and much to our amazement 40+ people hung in there for 40+ minutes. Thank you! And thanks Katrina for troubleshooting.
From the Pathways to Liberation Matrix, Patience is the skill of remaining spaciously present when one feels stress. An ability to be with one’s own reactions, without acting out of them.
- UNSKILLED: Usually relates with an intention to get what one wants, and/or with submissiveness.
- AWAKENING: Impatient or distracted by own impulses; interrupts; tendency to act with reactivity.
- CAPABLE: Working to expand one’s range of acceptance and the ability to pause in self-connection before responding to reactivity.
- INTEGRATED: Naturally self-connects and opens when one experiences constriction or urgency, and has willingness to wait.
We will offer concrete skills and steps for practicing compassion and leadership in your life, focusing on learning and practice. You will have the option to meet with others in small groups that can support compassion and mutual learning, as we continue to explore ways to support integrating skills for making life more wonderful. We will open the meeting 15 minutes early at 6:15 pm US-PT for connection together, and aim to start promptly at 6:30 US-PT to maximize time for learning and practice. You are also welcome to stay afterward for continued community time. Feel free to forward this to friends.