Love Is Patient & Kind.

Via on Mar 26, 2013

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Sometimes when I hear people speak about love, I think they are romanticizing love in its ideal form.

None of us are always patient or kind. We are busy and spread thin, running from this to that, doing, doing, doing. Oftentimes, we treat those that we love the most the worst. We think that it’s not that big of deal how we treat those we love. The people we love know we love them, right?

Just because someone knows you love them deep down, doesn’t mean that you should treat the ones you hold dear your heart worse than you would random strangers or people that you don’t care that much for. The people we love deserve for us to practice loving kindness and to treat them with the utmost respect, awareness, mindfulness, patience and gratitude. It may seem like a lot of effort at first, but in all reality it is very basic and worth our time.

I believe we are here on this planet to learn about what it means to love and be patient, empathetic, compassionate and kind. Love begins with our relationship to our self. We treat people the way we treat ourselves.

The next time you are impatient and snappy, try to breathe deeply and come from a place of patience. The next time you’d rather not say something nice, exude kindness and care. Witness what happens when you begin to practice love from a place of patience and kindness. Witness what happens when you say something kind to someone you love, everyday. Just practice. It takes time to cultivate a pattern of patience and kindness. So, why not start today?

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.

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