Patience… is everything: With it, Life eventually reveals the secret of its (invisible) celestial perfection; but, without patience, we struggle with the perceived imperfection of a world that refuses to march to the drum of our self-induced painful demands.
If you were empowered to change life — in order to give yourself whatever is always good and true for you to know and have — would you ever make any other kind of changes? For example, would you fear […]
A quiet mind, patient hands, and contented heart are gifts given freely to those who forgo trying to become “great” in favor of doing the soul work it takes to realize that the Greatness they seek is the very core […]
Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places without walls to wander and time by itself to see its own reflection. Give them this gift, and they will bring back to you the freedom they find, filled to […]
We cannot separate the problems of this world—including the pain endured in agreeing to honor, respect, and support those we love—from the awakening of a patience and kindness that can be born in us no other way.
There is no greater, more reliable teacher of true self-knowledge than intentional patience and, when married to a willingness to observe oneself through the stillness and sacrifice that such patience demands, there exists no swifter, more sure path to self-realization…
We must develop the patience to watch a moment long enough to see that the pain in it belongs to the self that insists that life honors its preferences. When we are impatient, we are certain that it is because […]
Our relationships with one another are often a source of distress. And, speaking in general terms, most of the conflict we experience with others has to do with some form of consideration that we feel they are not giving to […]
Patient persistence in our labors, coupled with persistent patience through-out each one: these two powers serve not only to perfect the task at hand, but also work in harmony to perfect the hand that undertakes the task.