As a base, patience can come from a place of saying to yourself: I know that this world is not perfect, and I am not in it alone, and so, I will take each moment with a breath. Saying this to yourself essentially translates to saying that you acknowledge the fact that things can go wrong and that is beyond your control.
Patience has been a journey for me, but one that I believe is now a superpower of mine. Sometimes it is challenged, but that is how you actually continue to build it and grow as a person. Meditation is a great catalyst to embark on the road to experiencing patience in your everyday life. It can clear up the mind and straighten out your thoughts. This will allow you to experience more clarity, which will help develop your perspective. As a result, you will develop the practice of being patient.
There is a common misconception that we have to be who we always were or said we would be. While sure, yes, some people stay very much the same throughout their lives, most people will experience great changes as they grow. Change is a constant, you can be guaranteed that no matter what you will experience in life, change will be present. Whether it is changing lanes in your car while you are driving, changing careers at the age of 45, or changing classes in high school, you can be guaranteed that change will occur. When you have patience on this journey, you can adapt better to transitions because you are aware that it is a process.
When you are waiting on getting to somewhere else you cannot be present in the moment fully. When your mind is always elsewhere, you can miss out on a lot of beauty and even an opportunity that is available in your current life. It is a great thing to be forward-thinking and have your mind on the future however, a balance of experiencing the moment is, in my opinion, necessary.
I learned my most valuable lesson with patience while in a situation where I was mislabeled, mistreated, and highly misunderstood. I had no choice but to be patient with time because I knew what the truth was. I knew who I was, what had really happened, and I knew that God was good. I had faith in the universe, I had confidence in the truth, and at a certain point, I had no choice but to accept time as my friend. When you accept time’s friendship, you come to understand that it fluctuates. One day, it may go by in the blink of an eye and in another, it may drag out. But, the thing about friendship is you accept someone for who they are. The thing about time is you must do the same.