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.