6/11/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Patience is not learned in safety. It is not learned when everything is harmonious and going well. When everything is smooth sailing, who needs patience? If you stay in your room with the door locked and the curtains drawn, everything may seem harmonious, but the minute anything doesn’t go your way, you blow up. There’s no cultivation of patience when your pattern is to just try to seek harmony and smooth everything out. Patience implies willingness to be alive rather than trying to seek harmony.”

~ Pema Chodron

You just think you want everything to be rosy and perfect all the time, my friend. But really, life would be boring without challenges. Think of it, how would you grow? You’d have no impetus to change. You probably wouldn’t even know what you might prefer.

Fortunately though, life forces change and fuels desires. And yes, you got it, my friend, this is why it behooves us to develop patience. Patience eases frustration.