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Maybe one of the hurdles on the journey to experiencing patience and stillness is to let them happen. If we only let patience be part of us when we are in the mood or when it is convenient to our work-plan or our schedule of tasks maybe we have achieved nothing. Maybe instead a true test of being patient is being okay with accepting a period of stillness and patience when it comes our way, whether we see it as opportune or not. We may need to change our assumptions and do some waiting, “chillin” as one of my wise young friends would say.

I struggle with allowing patience to emerge when I feel that there are important things to be done and then I think that I can delay the emergence until it is more convenient. However, deep in my heart I know that there is a reason for everything and pushing and pulling are not always appropriate measures.

So I will step back and let the stillness that beckons me to have its place in my life now and not when the busy-mind-me consider it is more suited. I am actually happy to come to this realization and relish the “chillin” time that is mine to treasure.

just floating along

Irene McDermott © 2012

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