One cannot hurry the ripening process of a fruit, force a baby to develop faster, nor increase the planet’s momentum around our Sun.
Saint Augustine said, “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” Can you relax enough and see your learning through to acquire the understanding and wisdom that is the result of long practical experience?
Where does impatience come from? Jafree Ozwald says, “It’s an ego based energy that stems from not choosing to be at peace with what is. It’s an old habit brought on by not loving yourself, your body, your friends, family, and your experience of this world just the way it is.” You may want things to be better, and work toward that, but the stress comes when you make your work a battle rather than a loving process.
Life unfolds in spite of our impatience. The misfortune of it is that because of our impatience we don’t fully appreciate the joy and beauty of watching it unfold. And then there’s all the stress and discontentment along the way. Especially today, with the rapid pace of modern life, lowering the level of impatience could help reduce a lot of the world’s stress. It is fortunate then that many of life’s experiences teach us that patience is possible. Continues...
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