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To survive the roller-coaster ride of life, with its ever-changing shifts from pleasure to pain, gain to loss, and praise to blame, requires a substantial depth of patience. In this life-changing book, Allan Lokos sheds new light on this much-sought-after state of mind, and provides a road map for cultivating greater patience in one’s life.
According to Lokos, to develop a depth of patience we must first acknowledge the unhappiness caused by our impatience and anger in its many manifestations-from mild annoyance to rage.
In this revelatory book, Lokos draws on his many years as a Buddhist practitioner and spiritual teacher, as well as interviews with a wide range of individuals who have had their patience tested-often dramatically so-and lays out a compelling path to the heart of patience. It challenges many of the assumptions and misconceptions we have about ourselves and the world.
It offers us the means to find release from self-inflicted and other-inflicted pain. As The Beatles sang many years ago, “we all want to change the world.
His laugh-out-loud chapter on raising children is a treasure. A great deal of the world’s problems could be solved by taking Lokos’s advice. It is filled with insight, warmth, and compassion. He reaches with both mind and heart into the nature of patience. As Lewis and Clark mapped our way into the timeless beauty of the Northwest, Lokos is a very wise and human guide who breaks trail into the country of patience, marking all the sacred sites along the way and honoring all the sacred guides who have come before.
Patience is an important read for everyone. Spiritual growth is not like fast food. It takes time for its roots to grow and that requires us to be receptive and patient. Patience delves into its vital subject with wisdom and compassion and offers us a path to our own higher self. Understanding the challenges of our hurried and harried world, Lokos has written a remarkable and practical guide to becoming a truly patient and spiritually effective person.
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The stories and exercises give practical guidance in coming home to an openhearted presence in the midst of difficulty. This book is a compelling and beautiful invitation to pause and arrive fully in our life.
Author of Radical Acceptance. Effective Practices for Enlightened Living. Earlier in this life Allan was a professional singer appearing in the original Broadway productions of Oliver! He lives in New York City. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through allab support? Read more Read less. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Buy the selected items together This item: Ships from and sold by Amazon.
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Showing of 47 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The book does have some good insights but the spends far too much time telling me in many different ways how important it is to have patience and far too little time telling me how to go about becoming more patient.
I already know that patience is very important — that’s why I bought the book. I need no convincing of the importance of patience. I need guidance as to how to achieve it. I’m coming across as impatient, aren’t I? The afternoon my dear Patienxe died we had had a long chat and as we were saying goodbye after making plans to spend the next day together she said, “I want you to work on your Patience.
After the ,okos shock of sweet Mom’s death alpan worn down by the business of death I was fortunate to find this wonderful work at Amazon.
Lokos’ writing has such a calm quality to it. I knew this was the right book for me when I read that he had been the sort of person who would lose his temper, then deeply regret it. This made him suffer. This sounded just like me so I bought this marvelous book. This is not just for developing Patience as it helps with stress as well. It has taught me to stop and think before retorting angrily.
I have noticed three of my friends and loved ones under particular stress and have given them my copies. The two folks who actually read the book said it made a big difference. The other person was too impatient to even try to read it.
I have bought the book four times now and keep it close by so that when I feel those old feelings returning I can take a refresher course.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Wonderful book on patience! It was just what I needed. It was also highly readable. It is for the Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. Lokos says, “It is deluding oneself to believe that we can be truly patient with others without first developing patience with ourselves.
He gives some tips on meditation. Regarding relationships he suggests practicing the Four Immeasurables, or mental states of lovingkindness, compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity.
“There is no illness that is not exacerbated by stress.”
He gives examples on how to do this. He makes the claim that “Patience is accepting things as they are. I highly recommend this book. One person found this helpful.
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This book is a bit stuffy and convoluted. It is definitely not for everyone. I can’t say that I would have finished a book like this before this time in my life. Previously, I would have added it to my bookshelf and felt good about simply acknowledging that I was impatient.
As far as my review of the book, there were more than a few times that this book caused me to take note of the damage that can be done by impatience with myself and others. I’m a strong believer in sharing information that may alleviate pain or increase a sense of peace.
Pateince book fits into that category for me. I already feel a little more at peace. As a side note, much of the book references teachings from Buddhism, and lkos a practicing Catholic, I wasn’t in the least bothered by it. I highly recommend this book!
I was fortunate to live in Kamakura, Japan some years ago. Every morning monks in the monastery on the opposite hill ramed an ancient bronze bell with looks single strike at 6: The bell’s tone echoed through the valley.
I have never been so emphatically, gently awakened in my life. Allan Lokos’ quiet guide to his practice of patience is like that ancient bell – clear, penetrating and deeply awakening. I looks grateful the teacher found me with this lesson oatience perspective on practice.
Really great reminder of how to lokps and think before you act. Many of the subjects covered lokis this book are applicable to real life. I am normally not a patient person and this book has helped and made a noticeable change to my behavior and reactions. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It was accidental that I discovered the author in an article about his recovery from a plane accident in Burma. As I read it felt like he was speaking directly to me and I got the message.
How can I be this old and just understanding the relationship between anger and impatience and how waiting before responding can transform my life? Of course it’s not that simple, but the book is a starting point.