The Patina of Patience

Good day to you. The next topic in my book Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing is patience.

Patina of Patience

Patina of Patience

“I am being asked to slow down so much after a life of running so fast. I do not know how to do that. How do I watch and wait for life to evolve naturally without forcing it? How do I learn to be patient?”

When we get sober, it is paramount that we learn to slow down, to simplify life. Instead of forcing things to happen, we must learn to let them unfold, in their own time.

This is difficult for most of us to do, yet is a skill which will benefit us greatly. It will pave the way to the peace we are trying to find. 

Note the blueish color of the gate. That is patina, which develops over time on metal. It is appropriate to link patience and patina in the same title, because all things rich and beautiful happen over time.

I say we must be patient and let things unfold, but that does not mean we sit around just waiting for things to happen. No, we first have to take appropriate action on the things which appear in our lives to do.

That is called doing the next indicated thing. Once we do that, we leave it alone, develop patience for the result, and go about the next indicated thing which appears on our path.

Practicing patience occurs over time, I cannot stress that enough. Learn to be patient in your efforts to master patience. The reward is priceless, will help to keep you sober, and will guide you on your way to peace.




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