“Patience wears my grandmother’s filigree earrings. She bakes marvelous dark bread. She has beautiful hands. She carries great sacks of peace and purses filled with small treasures. You don’t notice Patience right away in a crowd, but suddenly you see her all at once, and then she is so beautiful you wonder why you never saw her before.” -shared from The Book of Qualities.
Today’s Daily Practice for 64 Days of Peace & Non-Violence is Patience. Sharing from A Season for Non-Violence:
“According to Cesar Chavez, “Nonviolence is not inaction…It is hard work…It is the patience to win.” When your plans seem delayed, choose to be patient by identifying at least three ways that you can constructively use this time to support your goal.”
I have learned that when I encounter obstacles that delay my plans, it’s best to let go and allow. Patience is something I’m learning and when I’m able to relax, I often see how obstacles and delays give me time to refine my plans, make new encounters on my path, or strengthen relationships and acquaintances already in my life.
My favorite way to ride the wave of delay is by sitting in coffee shops.