Welcome to island life, and no we are not discussing the hit HGTV show. What we are discussing is a life of patience and tolerance. A life where everything isn’t just go, go, go. Where life is enjoyed and lived.
Patience and tolerance is discussed on 10 different occasions, in the Big Book. The website 164andMore gives the following search results:
1. … patience. BB To Wives, p.111
Your husband may come to appreciate your reasonableness and patience.
2. Patience and good temper are most necessary. BB To Wives, p.111
Patience and good temper are most necessary.
3… patience and good will toward all men, … BB How It Works, p.70
We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people.
4. … patience and labor. BB A Vision For You, p.163
To duplicate, with such backing, what we have accomplished is only a matter of willingness, patience and labor.
5. … patience and tolerance. BB To Employers, pp.137-138
In only a few instances has there been a lack of patience and tolerance.
6… patience and tolerance? 12&12 Tradition Three, p.141
Could we then foresee that troublesome people were to become our principal teachers of patience and tolerance?
7… patience mothers and wives have had with … BB Into Action, p.82
Passing all understanding is the patience mothers and wives have had with alcoholics.
8 … patience of our best friends to a … 12&12 Step Eight, p.78
We’ve repeatedly strained the patience of our best friends to a snapping point, and have brought out the very worst in those who didn’t think much of us to begin with.
9… patience that we would cheerfully grant a … BB How It Works, p.67
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.
10. … patience, tolerance, kindliness and love. BB Into Action, p.83
So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creatorshow us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love.
11. Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the … BB To Wives, p.118
Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords.
12 … patience will make any difference. BB To Wives, p.108
We realize some men are thoroughly bad–intentioned, that no amount of patience will make any difference.
Learning patience is one step in the recovery process. Living with patience is a big step in the process.
At Cape Cod Recovery Center patience is a key recovery component we hope you achieve. Through our clinical programming, we seek to equip you with the necessary tools to achieve long-term sobriety. If you or a loved one are seeking substance abuse rehab in Cape Cod, through a day treatment or outpatient level of care, contact our admissions team today!