Practice Makes Patience

Inner Peace Bulldog Sleeping

Patience has not come easy for me. I could blame it on my Irish heritage or flaming red-hair, but that doesn’t diffuse, or rather excuse my hot-tempered nature. Only through deliberate reconditioning and reprograming have I begun to exude a calm and accepting disposition. It took effort and intention. It took time and dedication. Ultimately though, I credit Eckhart Tolle for teaching me patience. Eckhart Tolle liberated me…he freed me from the irritation of impatience.

Through reading “The Power of Now” I learned that the patience simply means acceptance of the Now.

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle

With patience the desire for wanting something else wanes – the need for immediate change dissipates. When you don’t need , you accept. And with acceptance comes appreciation. You are able to appreciate the here and the now, still knowing and wanting change, but being free from the innate need for it.

“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”
Eckhart Tolle

As you visualize and intentionalize, embrace the Power of Now. When you free yourself from the chains of needing change, you empower yourself with appreciation. You can love where you are now because it’s part of your story, part of your journey to your goal. You are exactly where you are meant to be. And by definition alone, it means you won’t always be here.