by Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC • February 2020
Have patience for yourself and what you don’t know yet.
Give yourself the chance to learn before judging yourself.
Have patience with others.
They don’t yet know what you do.
Have patience with time.
It can only give you 24 hours each day.
Have patience with patience.
It takes practice and trust, but it is there within you.
For a moment here, relax the urge within you that wants to control the outcome.
Let things be, just for a few seconds.
Patience can be an act of kindness to yourself and to others.
It’s not always an easy gift to give,
but sometimes it can mean just pausing to take a breath,
and each day is a chance to practice.
Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of the Self-Care Institute and the creator and facilitator of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Program, an in-depth online program that guides professionals out of burnout and stress cycles through research-based self-care practices. Ami has presented on self-care and professional burnout at international events and conferences. Ami (pronounced ah-me) was born in Hawaii and currently lives in Southern California.
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