Patience. A word we hear, we're told to practice. A virtue. What is patience, really? My discovery is that patience is not what we think it is.
From what I have experienced, patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is the ability to trust in yourself that everything in your life will and does resolve itself when you have the belief that it will. The single biggest quality of patience is the trust you have in yourself.
What is this trust? It is the feeling of optimism that is practiced when you take off the rose colored glasses. You see life as plain as day knowing there are ups and downs in life and you accept the flow of life with a confidence that all in your world is as right as it should be. You accept what is with the feeling that whatever it is, it is in your favor. You feel aligned with the forces of life to bring you what you need, not what you want.
Patience allows you to make the decision on whether a situation calls for alarm or for calm. It's OK to respond to your life with varied emotional tones. Life isn't always la dee da. Allow yourself to respond as your truest self whether you laugh or cry but remember that this too shall pass and having patience is having the wisdom to be aware of life's transient nature.
Life is transient. So are we. Patience is the deep understanding that all has its place in the soul's continuum.
Be patient. Be a foreseer!