Patience isn’t just a virtue—it’s a necessity, especially during times of change and uncertainty. Patience is a powerful heart quality for maintaining mental and emotional well-being. It supports our ability to manage our energies with more ease and balance. When we act with impatience, our mind tries to rush energy or force outcomes, canceling the experience of flow and creating glitches in our intentions.
Many of us are impatient to find a new sense of normal, yet “normal” is constantly challenged by unpredictable events. Patience is the art of intelligent waiting. Traffic jams, slow computers, and difficult people won’t disappear as we practice patience. However, patience helps to attune our mental and emotional nature to the most reasonable and effective way for responding to each situation that life presents. The practice of patience enables us to quietly sense our heart’s intuitive directions to guide us in making more effective choices.
We invite you to join our Add Heart Call host Deborah Rozman, HeartMath President and CEO, and her guest Charlene Johnson, Nurse Manager of Perinatal Services at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, as they talk about why, in today’s uncertain energetic environment, it’s prime time to increase our patience baseline and make it an essential part of our new norm. Charlene sees patience as a key component of resilience. She will share why patience has been an important quality for her and the people she serves, especially throughout the past year of the pandemic.
Deborah will share an exercise we can all use to replace impatience with patience and how, as we replace impatience with inner ease and patience, our responses will play out with more balance, resilience, and clearer discernment.
We will close with a heart-focused meditation to add heart to our intention to practice a deeper patience with ourselves and with others over the next month and create a reservoir of heart energy we can each tap into whenever we need a patience booster.
More About Our Guest:
Charlene Johnson has been with Kaiser Permanente for 20 years. She is passionate about assisting the health care professional in transforming themselves so that they can transform the systems in which they work. She loves to inspire others to discover their purpose and increase their personal effectiveness. As the Nurse Manager of Perinatal Services at Kaiser, she oversees Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and the Special Care Nursery. She is also a Caritas Coach and a HeartMath Certified Trainer for the Northern California region. Charlene was instrumental in co-creating “Enhancing a Culture of Caring,” a four-part series that was rolled out to all the Northern California staff.