Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Power of Patience

By patience, we do not mean enduring—grin and bear it. In any situation, instead of reacting suddenly, we could chew it, smell it, look at it, and open ourselves to seeing what’s there.  The journey of patience involves relaxing, opening to what’s happening, experiencing a sense of wonder. - Pema Chödrön

The power of patience provides a way to learn to wander into whatever we meet on the path.

Observing wildlife, trees, and plants makes us aware of ways to care for ourselves.

"Nothing weaker than water. Nothing stronger than rock. Still, a slow flow of water can cut through mountains."
~ Zen Proverb

Persistence and determination overcome obstacles. Constant and unrelenting forces wear past barriers. 

A push into unexplored territory requires the patience of persistence. 

When writing, think one more line, one more paragraph, one more page.

In frustrating circumstances, take calming breaths. 

Attempt more effort to energize a situation the way you want it. 

Push one more step toward success. 

Persist the way the ocean churns to shore. Become relentless.

Outlast your frustrations. 

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