Saturday, July 02, 2016
Patience – it is virtue
An important rule in life is; don’t be impatient. This is much easier said than done. The definition of patience is: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
We live in such an achievement oriented society that we are all constantly pushing to arrive somewhere. Often times when we arrive we find ourselves exhausted and frustrated because we have been in such a hurry to get somewhere and that somewhere often times doesn’t arrive. We are especially impatient in this time of life. The internet gives us instantaneous information. We jump from one thing to the next. We have forgotten how to focus. It is a dying art. We have lost the ability to wait and to relax.
To find inner peace, which is one of the aims of yoga, you must learn to be quiet and still and that takes patience. It takes effort and time to master anything. Don’t let your approach to finding peace be achievement oriented. That is the work of the ego; always needing to be successful. Patience is the fastest way to soul consciousness and soul consciousness is the path way to finding peace.
So when practicing yoga don’t try to do the poses, try to be the poses and you will discover patience. Let’s practice.
Peace is not something waiting for you over the next hill. It is not something you can construct. It is a part of your soul. It just takes patient to discover it.