PATIENCE, YOUNG GRASSHOPPER

Good morning!  Do you ever find yourself feeling like Veruca Salt?  That whatever the thing/situation/experience that you really want hasn't arrived yet? Like you know that you have to wait, but you really don't want to?  No--just me?  ;-) veruca saltI'm going to just assume that I am not the only one that struggles with patience at one time or another.  I know for myself that when patience challenges me, whether it is in my relationships, career, body image, spirituality, finances, or something else, it usually boils down to one thing: not being present.  Ouch.  Does this ring true for anyone else?  When I am focusing my energy on the future and the impatience of not being there yet and having what I want, I'm not able to truly be in the moment.

patience as a form of actionI recently read the quote above by Auguste Rodin, and it really hit me.  Looking at patience as a form of action, rather than an annoying form of purgatory, has really helped me.  Knowing that patience (also a form of trust) is guiding me and directing me in a gentle way, helps to keep me present.  It causes me to recognize that everything is happening for a reason to lead me to a greater experience.  Ahh...

I hope that this adds a bit of comfort to your day, and know that we are all in this together.  I so appreciate each and every one of you!

Also, I have had several emails and comments lately about topics to write about.  If there is anything in particular that you would like to read, let me know!

xo.  Jen