The Act of Patience

Beyond virtue, patience is a skill:


Patience is the skill to allow and accommodate for a process to develop at its own pace.


Patience is not waiting for something. Patience is a type of organizing that respects the development of the environment and the self. Waiting is only one component, an action of inaction, in that constellation.

We reflect upon some intention, acknowledge its needs of material, mentation, and time, and begin to accommodate for them. Each component in turn is provided its nutrients until some vision unfolds.

Strength in a Pause

      It is useful to pause, Regularly and frequently, When beginning a session of work, Or finding our way towards the end, When unclear or confused, When distracted by the inside or out, Or when it would simply be nice to pause.    ...