Thursday, September 1, 2011

Patience?

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.- Joseph Campbell

September is here, this past year has truly been a challenging but rewarding journey. I learned so much about life, people and myself and for that I am forever grateful. I met new friends, I developed stronger connections and I know what matters most to me in life. I think Joseph Campbell said what I have come to accept this year, "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come." That can be said in many different ways but for me it all comes down to, one needs to be open, willing, and flexible in order to live a fullfilled life.

I am learning to be patient something that have completely evaded me most of my life. I always want to finish a task and move on to the next one but now I am learning to savor the process and enjoy the lessons I so greatly need for life. Lately I have been chatting with a friend who has mastered patience in my opinion. Last year we spent a weekend together the first day was excrutiating for me. First I thought he showed up late on Friday evening but he was fine sitting in the lobby waiting for me when I came down. I thought he drove so slowly, I thought he was wasting the day sleeping and my list went on and on but you know what I realized looking back I he takes time with everything he does and enjoys the process and I had fun once I relaxed. He never rushes and I really didn't understand it until recently. He would always say to me, "rushing only slows you down, be patient Pat". I listened so I want this coming year to be a year of patience for me...I will let go more and live that is the foundation of my resolutions this year.



2 comments:

  1. Be like a willow tree.......its the only tree that truly survives the most brutal storms because it flows which way the wind goes and not against it, in doing so it survives.

    Patience is a good think, it means letting go and understanding that control is a fallacy.

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