Sometimes I have recieved wisdom, a cosmic insistence, a reinforcement of truth that obviously I have not copped to before. “You have a kind and generous heart”. It’s later learned, perhaps I was being admonished for my impatience. Even though I have worked diligently on this facet of my personality, which I perceive as negative. Yet I am reminded more specifically; “you may have to be patient now – wait, think, listen, and heed to details” this message, which I find discomforting, has pretty much augment my drive for self actualization.

know that some of us have always been pretty good out of the starting blocks; at what we do, more a sprinter than marathoner, notwithstanding, some of us have difficulty completing assignments; still it does help to be reminded of this shortcoming

Sometimes, there is a more specific message concerning your impatience, in case you haven’t consider the ramifications of this particular shortcoming. I have been advised to “curb a tendency to go off in all different directions”. This goes hard with me because my mind just behaves, in just this way. I don’t believe it’s a fault, or an unadmirable quality in me; I do feel somewhat inclined to argue, just a little, with this particular given, because I believe that mental forays are an intrinsic part of my life. I would not give them up for anything. “Going off in all different directions” is a sign of mental agility, my drive to learn. Thus, i reserve the right to do this, or to change my mind. And is not as if I’m scatterbrained. I’m passionate!

Yet, there is another profound aspect of patience, as “It is much easier to begin a thing than to finish it.” I know that some of us have always been pretty good out of the starting blocks; at what we do, more a sprinter than marathoner, notwithstanding, some of us have difficulty completing assignments; still it does help to be reminded of this shortcoming, even thought it’s a bit irritating. I do try to stick things out, if only because I know that I’m not predisposed that way. Over-compensation, I suppose. On the other hand, this could simply be taken as encouragement to persevere.

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