The Art of Patience

The art of patience, is something to master more or so like an artist learning to master his or her art or the process of making a delicious meal. It all comes down to patience. I can think of the Guns 'n Roses lyrics in my head and the Rolling Stones as well, with "I saw her today at reception A glass of wine in her hand...." 

"Said woman take it slow, and it'll work itself out fine

All we need is just a little patience
Said sugar make it slow and we'll come together fine
All we need is just a little patience (Patience)
Mm, yeah"
~Guns 'n Roses

"Learning to Wait

I've started to realize that waiting is an art, that waiting achieves things. Waiting can be very, very powerful. Time is a valuable thing. If you can wait two years, you can something that you could not achieve today, however hard you worked, however much money you threw up in the air, however many times you banged your head against the wall...
~The Courage to Change by Dennis Wholey 

The people who are most successful at living and loving are those who can learn to wait successfully. Not many people enjoy waiting or learning patience. Yet, waiting can be a powerful tool that will help us accomplish much good. 

We cannot always have what we want when we want it. For different reasons, what we want to do, have, be, or accomplish is not available to us now. But there are things we could not do or have today, no matter what, that we can have in the future. Today, we would make ourselves crazy trying to accomplish what will come naturally and with ease later.

We can trust that all is on schedule. Waiting time is not wasted time. Somethings is being worked out-in us, in someone else, in the Universe.

We don't have to put our life on hold while we wait. We can direct our attention elsewhere; we can trust that we do have a life to live while we are waiting-then we go about living it.

Deal with your frustrations and impatience, but learn how to wait. The old saying, " You can't always get what you want" isn't entirely true. Often, in life, we can get what we want-especially the desires of our heart-if we can learn to wait.

Today, I am willing to learn the art of patience. If I am feeling powerless because I am waiting for something to happen and I am not in control of timing, I will focus on the power available to me by learning to wait."
~Melody Beattie 

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