Today’s Gem of Insight #77

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that patience really is a virtue. We all have our moments when we wish that certain outcomes would occur at a much faster rate than they do, whether it’s that we want to receive a promotion that we have had our eye on for a while, we want to get married, or maybe it’s even something as simple as wanting traffic to move quicker so that we can make it to the movie theater on time. Whatever the case may be, we have all had our moments when we have wanted something to happen sooner rather than later.

In those instances, as with most other times in our lives, we have a choice: we can either exhibit patience and maintain our peace while we wait for whatever the outcome is going to be to manifest itself, or we can become frustrated and try to rush things along and risk throwing things out of whack. The choice is ours.

I am sure that we have all heard people say that “patience is a virtue” at some point in our lives, and that more than likely the times in which we have heard that phrase spoken were times when it was the last thing that we felt like hearing. After all, when a person really wants something to happen, are they typically in the mood to hear that they need to be patient and just let things happen as they are supposed to? Generally, the answer is no.

However, there is wisdom in exhibiting patience. As I have indicated on this blog before, if something is meant for us, then it will happen. And making the choice to become impatient and to try to rush things along will only cause us to experience situations that are of less quality than the ones which we were intended to experience. In addition, allowing ourselves to become impatient robs us of our peace and joy, and prevents us from enjoying the moments that lead up to the outcome that awaits us.

So, when we hear someone mention the phrase “patience is a virtue,” we might as well simply nod our heads, take a step back, and allow things to happen in due course. #lovebythedrop

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