Hello fellow “ordinary guru seeking” tribe members. Sometimes it’s a virtue that a guru will help you to hone so that you may live more abundantly. Speaking of ‘virtues,’ Ellen poses a question about one (see below).
My name is Ellen. I have emailed a couple of questions, but have not had them answered. Perhaps question number three will be my lucky one. This is an important one for me. It is about being patient. I feel when I’m patient, I’m anxious. Plus, I don’t seem to get anything from it. I don’t think I am practicing patience correctly. Do you have any tips?
Many thanks to you, Ellen M.
Being patient is more than sitting anxiously, doing nothing. It’s about avoiding impulsive reactions and being willing to approach the matter with a new point of view.
Patience opens the door to creativity. You don’t demand answers and you don’t flee the scene. You stand where you are, calmly and curiously expecting some answer to come.
When you are patient you are able to observe the anxious motives and compulsive motions of your mind, and then you can rise above them. For it is at that elevated state of consciousness that answers come.
Imagine standing at the base of a ten-foot high wall, Ellen. All you can see is what’s on your side of the wall – right? What if you climb to the top of the wall? Now you can see what’s on both sides. Patience allows you to elevate your awareness (climb to the top of the wall), so you can see what you couldn’t see.
I hope this gives you a greater insight into the virtue of patience, Ellen.
Blessings to you, Rob
Stay where you are.
That changes where you are in attitude and mood.
That changes everything.
How might you apply this to your life?
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS Student: Why is patience a virtue? Teacher: Because it calls the bluff on impatience.