I ran across this quote while reading a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer. I liked it so much I printed off 6 copies in a very large font and distributed them around the office for my team. That was 6 months ago. Today I came to an understanding of what infinite patience means. I also came to an understanding of what he meant by immediate results. Whereas many of you may have understood this quote immediately and have had no trouble with it, I am inherently competitive and took the meaning in an entirely wrong way. It is amazing to me to see my own paradigms shift as I learn and grow.
Here is what I used to think it meant: Stop agonizing about what you want, your goals, your dreams, your aspirations, if you stop, calm down and take control of your life, those things will happen immediately. UGH! How wrong could I be? I spent the last 6 months waiting for immediate results! Was Wayne wrong? I was about to call him up and tell him that I was being very patient, and STILL my results were not manifesting in my life! (Really patient, huh?)
I now define Patience as: an active process of harmonizing your thoughts, feelings, and vibration with what is. Impatience would be defined as: a defensive process of attempting to shield your thoughts, feelings and vibration from what is. So with this new definition, I go forward with actions thought and feelings that accept with humility what is. I no longer rail against the rosebushes wishing the thorns would not hurt me. I accept that rosebushes have thorns and admire the beauty within. This attitude does create immediate results, I dont magically receive a rosebush without thorns, but I receive beauty and love and peace which is what I really wanted in the first place!
I want you to sit down take a quiet moment today and think about what in your life needs more patience, acceptance, and love. It could be as simple as your body not working correctly, or a family member who believes different than you, or even a political party that does not seem to harmonize with you. Take a look at the situation and give it patience, acceptance, and love, and EVERYTHING changes.
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