One of the most difficult challenges of my life has been to learn PATIENCE. Patience with my accomplishments to first manifest and then affect and inspire others. Patience to deal with the failure of a colleague or co-worker to achieve what they set out to achieve. Patience with the yet-to-be-be, hoped for outcome of our goals. patience to allow others to achieve what you need them to accomplish in order to continue and propel your work forward; patience in waiting for your paycheck to arrive; patience for others to understand and appreciate your work. Patience in a traffic jam; patience for waiting to receive the results of a medical exam; patience for your friends to truly grasp your intentions; patience for life to assume the course you’ve hoped for and imagined for yourself. Ah, yes, PATIENCE.
I view patience is one of the MAJOR lessons of our lives – waiting to become citizens of the United States; waiting to be hired for a job when your future and that of your family and loved ones are at stake and your lives are hanging by a thread. Waiting for the answers to so many questions we have about Life and Death.
So, what are we to do? Maintain poise and equilibrium. Have faith that all, ultimately works for the highest good; that life is a series of lessons and tests that you must master in order to achieve the spiritual fulfillment your heart and soul desire.
Patience requires much learning, perseverance and effort. Yet, we desire it in order to improve the quality of our lives. Patience is both a virtue and a gift.
My next book Katherine: A Woman of Vision, a biography about my spiritual teacher and guide Katherine Hayward, will be released soon! Check out the Facebook page for more information.