The Patience to Live Fully
Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else. Lets’ be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.
—Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey
There are days when Henri Nouwen speaks directly to me, this is one of those days and I hope his words touch some of you as well.blessings, bdl
Posted on January 17, 2014, in Mindfulness and tagged #comfort, #ego, #God, #humility, #inspire, #journey, #kindness, #life, #mindful, #poem, #poems, #poet, #wisdom, #zen, advice, Bible, Christianity, Jesus, meditation, mindfulness, Peace, Prayer, purpose, quotes, Religion and Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.