"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves...Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
- Rainer Maria RilkePatience is a virtue but it is not mine.
I honestly can't remember being patient a day in my life. It is not my default setting. I have to CONSCIOUSLY work to SLOW DOWN.
My days are filled with ENERGETIC activity.
Like most things, this is good and bad. I'm a fast talker. Have a quick wit. Am a quick study. But I also MISS information and other people with all of my rushing around.
My daughter makes me pay attention. She SQUEEZES it out of my unwitting pores.
- "Watch me dance."
- "Listen to me sing."
- "Can I ask you another question?"
Silvia Boorstein calls patience "unglamorous courage." Hmmm. I do like the idea of being a warrior...
While I get that everything happens in its own time. And aspire to the "if you love something, set it free" philosophy. Patience is much harder to practice in reality!
How do you WAIT for the answers? How do you remember to BREATHE in and out every day?