“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” – Edmund Burke
I am very blessed at this point in my life to be a sound board for many men. My phone rings several times a day and I get the chance to listen to all sorts of issues and situations that are going on in the lives of the people in my community. I also get the chance in these talks to work through my own difficulties which I find incredibly helpful. These talks keep me very present to my goal of exponential personal growth.
This week a friend of mine had a situation going on where it seemed that he was just desperate for life to move faster than the universe was allowing. We talked for a while and all answers that were generated continued to point to the need of a little more patience. In truth many of the problems that arise in these conversations point to the need for more patience. I believe today that things happen exactly when they are supposed to and often not a minute sooner. All to often the waiting seems unnecessary in the moment, only to prove to be perfect in retrospect.
In the conversation that I had yesterday we came to a paradox concerning the principle of patience that I thought was worth sharing. I asked my friend, “how do we get better at anything?” eliciting the response “practice.” So we concluded if we were to get better at the principle of patience we would have to practice patience, which demands patience to do so. It takes time to get better at anything and patience is no exception.
Affirmation: In this moment I am practicing patience and through this moment I am becoming more patient.
Call to Action: What in your life are you begging the universe to produce on your time? Are you willing to allow things to move at its own pace? Share with us where practicing patience allows you to experience more peace… Peace 🙂