Friday, November 19, 2010

About patience

I never quite understood why A Course In Miracles and The Disappearance Of The Universe stress the need for Patience. Sometimes I have trouble being patient, and I realize I'd feel better if I had more, but I didn't see how it helped the process of waking up.

But today I realized that for many people, if they don't have the patience for a long task, they give up. Go and do something else.
Since I am driven, and driven hard, this was never an option for me, so I didn't see it.
But I really want want awakening, a trillion times more than I want anything else. It's so intense that it's normally suppressed for me.

"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Mary Ann said...

Patience must be a,hard to be sometimes. What makes a patient person? and what makes an inpatient person? of course we know the human traits but, what makes them be like this? and what for?..and we continue to be for so long? I continue to have more patience within my human mind/body. I find myself impatient at times, expecting things sooner than later,etc..

eolake said...

Impatience is of course of the Ego, and so far as I understand it, all ego-traits are sooner or later based on Fear.