Finding patience — I Am Patient
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we live in a fast paced world.
Do you get annoyed with YouTube commercials, or use your PVR to skip commercials?
By the time I finish reading the foreward of a book, I’ve already thought of 3 new ones I want to read. I want everything.
This need of having everything yesterday has created a spiritual, intellectual and physical form of materialism.
I want to be enlightened now — I want to know everything, and have everything. Today.
Where is the damn short cut?
Why can’t the practise be the prayer?
What I mean by that is why can’t we enjoy the run and forget about the time? Why does the law of 10,000 hours seem impossible? Why is the result more important than the journey? Some people enjoy the act of cooking more than they like eating.
If you find an exercise you love doing — like tennis — you’ll do it often, and as a result you’ll get fitter.
If you find healthy recipes that taste amazing, you’ll eat healthier.
Warren Buffet says he “tap dances to work.” He loves reading and writing annual reports and making decisions — as a result he makes a lot of money.
Macklemore loves writing music; as a result he became famous. Not the other way around.
It means getting lost in what you love and letting time take care of itself. It means to accept the fact that nothing worth having happens overnight.
Patience is not thinking about how to retire earlier, but how to love your life’s work.
In order to be patient, we need to cut the crap out of our life.
We need to be honest with ourself and ask straight up, “Why am I doing what I am doing?”
I’ve done this over the past few months — battling my ego. While that battle is still there, I am going to use the energy and properties of Howlite to be patient and try to enjoy it while forgetting about the result.
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson