Monday Miracle: Patience

“It does not matter how slowly you go up, so long as you don’t stop.” ~ Confucius

A seed that is nurtured by a patient gardener yields a bounty of fruit. Steadfastness, faith, understanding, trust, poise, calm are all fruits that derive from patience. Sage wisdom records that patience is a virtue; that is so. When you practice patience, virtues of the seeds of character evolve.

Gardener Gardening

Gardener Gardening (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In today’s buzz world of fast paced instant gratification, a modicum of patience sets the tone for success. Many people fear long suffering and are deceived into thinking that they will be walked on or overlooked when they maintain a serene, patient demeanor. Nothing is farther from the truth- patience and levelheadedness are keys which can unlock vaults to success.

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~


Garden/Allotment (Photo credit: tricky (rick harrison))

When you are persistent and slow to anger, little will distress or upset you or derail you. The garden of life that steadily tills the soil and nurtures the soul cultivates patience. Waiting with hopeful expectation, a connotation of patience is a life force of achievement.

“Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.”
~George Jackson

However, do not wait for too long. A sprig does not need years to break through the soil. At some point, you as the master gardener in your life, must examine the soil and the roots of what you have patiently planted.  Pause, look and see if green verdant leaves of growth are present. If not, it is time to diligently and calmly plant different seeds of success. Examine your growth.

Patience, fertilized with character and insight, are gardener’s tools. Grow your garden, plant your progress.  Release all frenzy. Be steady, don’t stop – inspect your roots.

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