Patience begins with allowing. Allowing occurs when we open the door to being present with the flow of life. We can start by being present with the flow of the breath.
Noticing when emotions, challenges, and situations arise when we return to the breath all that is occurring before us does not define us as it flows into our lives and floats out at its own time and pace.
At times we become stuck on our journey, distracted by a feeling or situation that we can’t seem to understand or a feeling that captures us making us feel like a prisoner in our own minds. It is when we fight this feeling that the experience of suffering becomes like a siren that can’t be turned off. Our impatience that wants the change to happen right now just the way we want it. But it is when we allow ourselves to sit with the feeling a quiet voice will whisper and say. “There is no suffering only changes.”
The suffering is the mind trying to understand and make sense of the past separating us from the present.
The waves can only ride high for so long, eventually becoming gentle waves lapping at our feet. Be gentle with yourself as you learn, grow, and explore.
Sending love & light