Rather than thinking of patience as passivity or resignation, patience can be felt as a wise and gentle form of Power. Patience may be experienced as a method of humility, of re-attuning to intuition, of trusting in something greater, and as compassion for oneself and others. As much as it is a virtue, patience is also a skill that can be exercised and honed with practical applications and results. It encourages watching, listening, intelligence, discernment, considering when to act and when to wait, knowing how to balance the details with the bigger picture. At the level of emotions, patience can be a way to recenter oneself rather than perceiving the world to be a place of otherwise continuous frustrations. Instead of being thought of as a form of weakness, it carries in at its core the energies of good faith, deep strength and love.
Carl Jung, the father of analytical psychology, believed that when we resist looking at important aspects of ourselves that we may not want to see, those aspects may not only remain but can actually increase in size. This draws energy into the cycle of resistance: problem -> more resistance -> more problem. Therefore, ongoing resistance to aspects of oneself can create conflicting parts within. Having the willingness to look honestly at a problem is vital to unlocking the gates of undesired patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, instead blazing the way to true freedom, peace and wholeness.
Embracing what we know we must do to move forward grants us the opportunity to rocket toward what we truly want, love and value the most. Taking action that aligns with our authentic self becomes a matter of self-respect, purpose and integrity.
Renewal is a constant opportunity within ourselves. It provides the ability to learn and grow, to successfully adapt to change, and to continue to live as better people in our own lives, in our own hearts, in fulfillment of our purpose and in our relationships with others. The choice to look at ourselves in complete honesty from the present moment is an action of strength, faith, respect and integrity.
What may look like the end may really be the opportunity for a new beginning. Change provides the ability for us to take our experience of life to the next level. Transformation is a gift.
Our experience of the world starts from within. Perceptions can be very powerful. The ability to work most effectively with whatever is happening on the outside is contingent on the inner work first.
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