Patience is a virtue. A virtue long lost, it may seem sometimes. In a society where everything has to happen now, we are used to getting everything “easily” and waiting is an evil best avoided, patience seems to be a lesson skipped. My concern is though sadly greater than the ability to be patient alone. Patience is a though and hard lesson, but it is also a foundation. Let me put it this way: If values was a science, patience would be a primary element. So what happens when we lack patience?
The lack of patience create room for jealousy, resentment, bitterness and immoral conditions to grow. Let’s think about it. If you don’t have the ability to have patience, endure the wait with the seed that you have planted and the faith in it while you nourish your seed to grow, how can you offer gratitude for your process or wish your fellow humans happiness in their achievements?
Maxima enim, patientia virtus.
Patience is the greatest virtue.
Stepping over bodies to rush what you want is not. Impatience is destructive. Impatience is also immature and at first glance easy. Truth is, patience is easier on your self, your life and on others. Impatience is destructive, all consuming and short termed.
Have you been one to never understand the concept of embracing the now? To show gratitude for what you’ve got? Do all of this sound like rainbow-macca-sunshine-bullshit to you? Well, then its time to develop the virtue of patience. Start practicing patience. With yourself first and foremost, because patience comes from within. Don’t let impatience destroy you. If you are waiting for a how I am sorry to say that how is a job to be done by you. A virtue is not given, it is achieved. No shortcuts. I will leave you with some wise words to think about though:
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not: Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.EPICURUS