Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Patience Can Help
Patience is valuable in many aspects of life, including health, and it can take practice. Even though it involves waiting, it isn't passive. Even though it can take take time, and often more time than trying to force an outcome to happen, it's not made up of empty time. Patience involves the ability to accept that while not everything is within your control, there are things within reach that you can do to help you get what you want.
Impatience can often set in from the fear that things won't work out, and that if you hurry things up or control situations you can increase the chances. It can be challenging to relax the feeling that everything has to be under control at all times. Fears may arise that it will all fall apart and head in a direction you don't want. Outside of control, life is happening and there's a natural flow to it. That natural flow is more accessible when you invite patience to take part in what's important to you. Will you always know the outcome? No, but the outcome may turn out to be more your style than if you'd decided beforehand how things should turn out.
Patience isn't always the most comfortable feeling in the moment, but in the long run it can help set a healthy pace and rhythm to life and opportunities. It can also give you a chance to clearly picture what you want in life. What areas of life have you felt rushed or impatient about, and how can you breathe more patience into them?