Thoughts on Patience

It has been said, “Patience is a virtue” and “good things come to those who wait.” Do you get annoyed when things don’t happen fast enough? Do you tap your foot impatiently or keep looking at your watch when waiting in line? When we learn to accept what is, and embrace life in each present moment, our impatience often falls away.

Patience is allowing time to run its course and allowing people, including ourselves, to work and grow at our own pace. Patience moves our minds away from frustrations, expectations or “shoulds” and aligns us with reality.

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them every day begin the task anew. – Saint Francis De Sales

And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. -The Bible

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu

The best days we ever lived were by virtue of patience, and if patience were to take the shape of a man, he would be a noble and generous man. – Omar ibn al-Khattab

The greatest prayer is patience – Buddha

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – Margaret Fuller

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