“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself. “ – Saint Francis de Sales
However, in order to be patient, we must stop being impatient!
Guys, can you imagine that those words are coming from me, who has always struggled with impatience. Isn’t it ironic? You may be wondering now, then what the hell is she talking about? – But wait, hear me out and don’t judge or jump to conclusions yet.
I know this first hand, so let me share my experience.
I used to be a highly impatient person. I wanted things to happen right away. Whenever I was forced to wait somewhere, I would feel annoyed. In that kind of moment, I would think:” Why is this so damn slow?” or “Why can’t this be faster?” For example, I was one of those people who couldn’t stand to wait more than a few minutes for a bus, because I hate being late. Or there was nothing worse for me than waiting for someone to text back. I couldn’t understand (don’t get me wrong but a small part of me still hates it lol) why someone would take so long to write back. I would get really stressed and irritated.
I was always in such a hurry, but the worst part is that I didn’t even know what for.
Was it worth it, walking in a landmine field?
When I look back in time, I think that in some situations I wasn’t even aware of my impatience. To me, those were normal reactions, reactions that anyone would have in the same situations. But, I was wrong.
I remember asking myself: “ Why do I always keep rushing and what am I afraid of?” After being completely honest with myself, I was ready for a change. Cultivating patience is a process, an eye-opening process and it doesn’t happen overnight, but I was ready for it. Bit by bit, one step at a time.
As I’m getting older and having more experiences in my life, I’m realizing that impatience leads to nowhere. I have finally found the balance that I have needed so desperately. I found inner peace by being patient. I’ve learned that things may not happen the way I imagine sometimes, but that is okay. It’s for a good reason, I believe that.
So, don’t hurry and don’t worry about a thing. Enjoy life every day and remember to be patient. Eventually, every piece of the puzzle will fall into place when the time is right.