Have we all become more impatient? I myself sometimes find it hard to wait for things. To be able to take the feeling of not always having, for example, an immediate answer of others, an instant result of our own effort or sense of achievement. Because good things take time, don’t they? When you google the term patience the following explanation comes up:” Patience is a persons ability to wait something out or endure something tedious, without getting riled up. … Having patience means you can remain calm, even when you’ve been waiting forever or dealing with something painstakingly slow or trying to teach someone how to do something and they just don’t get it.”
In our fast paced world it has become significantly more difficult to keep this inner sense of calmness and to stay serene even when you don’t get an instant sense of success and remain confident when you don’t get an immediate feedback. We are impatient with ourselves and others too and like that create an environment in which things and people and ourselves cannot develop at its natural speed anymore. And where we find it hard to really enjoy the “journey” itself, and to endure the not so easy parts.
Having patience is a strength, a silent one, that is often overlooked of how powerful it can be. The ability to wait and to endure that not everything happens right away is this power inside to believe that everything will happen when the time is right. Which doesn’t mean that you just sit and wait. And of course there are also those moments in life when being impatient gives us the necessary fuel and drive. But not all the effort you put into something will appear right away or will show up at all. Not all your effort will lead to a reward.
But the patience has the time to wait. For things to happen. When the time is right.