Sunday, May 08, 2005

Patience is a Virtue!

Having patience is something that I need to still work on within certain areas of my life. I still have this "ant" problem in my home and office which is extremely annoying! I was told by the exterminator that it could take up to 60 days till all the ants are gone... 60 DAYS!!!! I want them gone NOW... not 60 days from now! I am very impatient when it comes to something like this.

A fellow Life Coach just told me the other day about something called Medicine Cards. Now I don't know what Medicine Cards are, but she said something very interesting about them.. she told me that "ants" bring a message of patience! Ah... hah... is this the overall lesson that I am supposed to learn.. the lesson of patience?! Maybe I can apply what I learn from this situation to other areas in my life that I am impatient about. Many of us want things to happen NOW (not tomorrow, not next week, not in 60 days or 1 year... NOW). But, many times the things we want to happen are not meant to happen immediately because there is a higher plan ... a raison d'etre for the situation at hand. We may not know WHY something is taking more time than we want, but there must be a reason why we must wait.. maybe something else needs to happen in order for the thing we want to happen occurs.

This got me thinking deeper about what it takes to be patient:

- you must trust (in a higher power or your higher self) that things will work out and that everything will be OK.

- you must have no fear of any outcome.

- you must be grounded in the present moment and not let your mind "cook up" all the worst-case scenarios of what "might happen" if you don't get your way or if something doesn't happen immediately.

- you must realize that every situation that presents itself in your life is there to teach you something about yourself or to guide you to a different path... each situation that arises has it's own timeframe (you can't speed up the time it takes to boil a pot of water!)

- you need to believe and say the affirmation "ALL IS GOOD!"

- you need to know WHY you want something to happen fast and ask yourself how you will feel once it happens. Then, start doing things that will make you feel that way PRIOR to the event happening.

- you need to realize that getting all upset and frustrated because something is NOT happening, can only make things worse for you. It does not help to focus on what is NOT happening --- that just brings more of the "lack" into your life. You need to focus on what is working and the "good" about the situation you are currently in.

Maybe lack of patience is correlated with lack of faith or having a fear OR maybe it's because we live in a society where everybody wants everything NOW... immediate results! But that is not the way life works. Everything has it's natural time frame... Sometimes things we want just take time ... they need the foundation and the seeds to happen.

Are you impatient? Please share your stories of patience or impatience with me. I would love to hear from you. We can all learn from each other!

Being patient can only enhance your overall life experience. Be grateful for the present moment (even if your current situation doesn't look like roses on the surface!)

Warmest Regards,
Maria Lesetz, Motivational Speaker & Life Empowerment Consultant


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