Patience – a Quality to be Proud of?

The sheep in this pasture bend their heads and eat what is in front of them.  You don’t see them rushing across the pasture to the other end in the attempt to find out if the grass there is softer and the herbs there are tastier. Some herbs may be sweeter, some grass blades may be softer than the ones they eat right now.  If that is so, they will get to them eventually.  With patience, the sheep keep on grazing.

What about you?  Do you have patience?  Do you want to cultivate patience?

Or do you think that patience is for the ninnies?  There are some who say: “I know what I want and I want it now”!  Do you belong to those?

In patience, plants, ideas and relationships grow and ripe.

If you are impatient and hasty, you might destroy what is in the process of manifesting for you now. If you continue being impatient and hasty, your life may be filled with ruins of dreams which “could have been” but never came to fruition.

So the best advice is to have patience?  To wait and see how things are unfolding?  To take it easy?  To postpone action?  To do away with decision making and consequent action?  To graze with ease and patience as these sheep?

Ah, we humans have more challenging lives than the sheep!  It’s not just this or that.  There are times when quietness, patience and allowance are right.  It’s a good idea to cultivate patience.

Patience is a quality to be proud of.  It goes along with peace of mind, generosity and kindness. 

Then there are other times when spontaneous action is the best thing to do.

So, what to do?  How would you know when to have patience and when to act spontaneously?

That’s the question, isn’t it?  How do you live with wisdom?

You know what to do best in any given moment, when you follow your intuition, and you develop your intuition when you meditate and look inside of you – with patience.