The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting angry or upset.
I think a big part of the issue with this pandemic is that we have become a very impatient society. We want our lives, the way we want our lives, and we want that NOW. We don’t like that upset feeling of NOT having control.
Patience is just like a muscle. If we don’t develop it, it will not be strong when we need it. For me, the greatest test of patience has been in not being able to see my grand daughter–since February. What helps me the most is remembering how grateful I am, that she IS.
A couple of slips and trips during my outdoor workouts these past few months, have required my being patient with getting back to running (let’s be accurate–jogging). Yesterday, I was able to get in a mile as part of my workout and having waited for this, made the slow but steady feat, feel like finishing a marathon.
You know what else helps develop patience? Yoga and meditation. If you are “meeting me under the shade of the tree,” this evening, that will be our theme as we stretch our bodies, hearts and minds. Special thanks to my hubby for changing his yard work schedule to accommodate ours!
It is said that patience is a virtue. Let’s all be more virtuous. It is said all good things come in time. I am holding on to that one. Namaste