The Gift of Patience

Here it is—February. The time has gone by quickly. It seems that will all of the technology at our command, there’s more going on that occupies our minds.

It’s also easy to become distracted, constantly focusing on the next idea or next thing, rather than focusing on what is in the moment.

What’s true is that, even when we’re not in a hurry, we don’t like to be inconvenienced…like waiting in line, or not getting service quick enough, or being put on hold. It’s a bigger list and you know how it shows up in your life.

It’s a fact of life. Life if not always going to happen at the pace you would like it to. It has its own rules. You might have a plan to make your life better, but it’s implementations doesn’t happen overnight. What makes it easier to integrate that plan into your life is learning patience.

You’ll have many opportunities, everyday in fact, to practice developing this mindset. Whenever you are waiting in line, or put off in some way, which as we know is quite often, just notice without judging. What i mean by that is to leave your story behind…your story as to what it means.

Perhaps you notice the quality of your breath. Perhaps you have a conversation with someone, a conversation you wouldn’t have had otherwise. Or perhaps you think about something that puts a smile on your face. Perhaps you notice the sky, the shape of the clouds, the freshness of the air Somewhere there’s a gift. Be open to letting it in.

Walk in freedom—until next time

Journey On


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JOURNEY ON is a blog dedicated to personal and professional development. Mark Susnow, an executive-life coach, inspires others to experience more fulfillment and success in their life. A former trial attorney for 30 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He is the author of Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes. For more information,

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