It is necessary to work patiently with others, all the time. If you have patience with people, they slowly change. You do have some effect on them if you are radiating your sanity. They will begin to take notice, although of course they don’t want to let anybody know. They say, “Nothing has changed. I have the same problems.” But don’t give up. Something happens—if you take your time. It works!
The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology by Chögyam Trungpa, page 142