The skill not many are patient enough to acquire
15 May 2018
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.Joyce Meyer - Author
I haven’t visited a doctor in a while. Neither have I consumed medicines, at least not antibiotics. Not only because I believe in the adverse effects of medicines, the primary reason for me to not visit a doctor is that I have to wait. I’d rather suffer in my illness and let nature heal me than to wait to see a doctor.
Give me any work and I will get it done. Ask me to travel a hundred mile and I would go two hundred. Set before me any challenges and I’ll be willing to face them. Ask me to do nothing and just wait for something, I don’t think I could do. I may do it, but I don’t think it would be as easy as I would do many tasks.
I would go a long way to explain why I do what I do. I can get into minute details as possible when I speak about something to help understand. In a discussion, I can set forth all sensible reasons to why I may be right. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where I would be asked to hold my opinions until everyone else has spoken.
We all know that our life on this earth is very short and that we have only one life. To someone who is always busy running around, even a few minutes may seem like a lot of time. Having to wait for something may appear as if they are wasting some precious moments in their lives. For those who may have to hold their opinions, it may appear as if it would be the end of the world if they don’t tell what they know at that very moment. When it comes to waiting to receive, it would seem as if we would never receive if we didn’t receive at this moment.
What does it take for someone to wait for something? In order to tolerate delays without becoming annoyed and anxious, one must have a firm belief in what they hope for. If I had to learn to wait, the first thing I need to have is the hope. The hope that what I’m actually waiting for will happen. The next thing would be to have a firm belief in what I hope for. It’s just hoping but to have a firm belief in our hopes.
This I believe is an essential skill I lack as of today and it appears to be promising to acquire this skill of being patient to wait that not only helps build a healthy community around us but also helps keep us calm and in peace.
Therefore, let us learn to tolerate delays without becoming annoyed and anxious, by having a firm belief in what we hope for!