Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about the Attitude of Patience

“…To actively cultivate patience is a recognition that things unfold in their own way, and that in some profound way things cannot be hurried…When we are always rushing to be some place else the by-product of that is that we are never where we actually are, which is a tremendous sorrow and a tremendous loss.

Sometimes we are impatient with other people, impatient at work, impatient to get things done but this wisdom of patience is profoundly restorative and healing and is akin to recognising, as some children don’t when they try to make the butterfly come out before its time from the chrysalis, that certain things cant be hurried but do unfold in their own time.

So if we truly learn to be patient with ourselves, then we are inhabiting the present moment in ways that have great comfort and great profundity of both acceptance and wisdom associated with them.”