Sunday, August 12, 2012
How can we develop patience in ourselves and with each other? We could be hard on impatience and say its source is always fear. We are being driven by the fear of losing a person or an opportunity. We might, alternatively go too easy on impatience and say its source is love and the wish to live life right now. But focusing on our impatience will never lead us to patience. Looking around for a definition of it, I understand it as fresh air. It is both a celebration of there being something you’re looking forward to and a trust that it is coming your way. Each breath brings you closer. That’s all we need to know.