Portrain of Patience Escalier, van Gogh 1888
Patience: having a look in at the word…
- 1200, “quality of being willing to bear adversities, calm endurance of misfortune, suffering, etc.,” from Old French pacience “patience; sufferance, permission” (12c.) and directly from Latin patientia “patience, endurance, submission
“To be willing to bear adversity” Is there a choice? I would like to know if there is one.
I’ve been learning about ‘body time’ which is much slower than mind time. Trusting my ‘body time’ is allowing myself to slow down and it is calming and creative.
misfortune is relative. Knowing what I know, I am extremely fortunate.
Suffering is the nature of experience until it is not.
Guess who can make that happen?
Pacience (Fr) permission: Laissez-faire?– as in “I give permission by ‘virtue’ of my silence?.” Is this where the PAY in Pacience or Patience comes in? as in some/one benefits while another loses?
from Latin patientia — “patience, endurance, submission,”
is presence and stability. I will take it!
a mission to go under the radar, to wait, to receive, to allow
Redefinition for today:
Patience is not passive, it is a strength, born in the knowing that any violation of natural law is a violation of all life. Patience is the ability to continue to wait if necessary and to act within the context of strife and discord to bring and support life and concord.
Patience endures until it acts.
“we have in our power to do the world over again”