This is a passage taken from my ebook, 21 Days of Inspiration: Daily Wisdom for Living an Inspired Life. You can read the passage below or listen to my podcast about my personal experience of having patience.
There is a line in A Course in Miracles that says, “Infinite patience produces an immediate result.” It may seem to contradict itself at first glance, but looking at it from a spiritual perspective it makes total sense.
When we become overly attached to a specific outcome we feel frustrated or impatient because this or that hasn’t happened or the outcome is not the way we want it to be.
We keep thinking and energetically focusing on what we don’t want instead of what we do want. And as the intelligence of the universe responds to energy—that is, our emotions—not what we say we want, the universe will keep providing us with what we don’t want instead.
As the saying goes, what we focus on will expand and grow. If we choose differently we can let go of that frustration and fixation; we can trust that the universe has our back.
We know that what we want will come at the right time and place, and if it doesn’t, then something better will.
With this “infinite patience” we completely let go of the need to have exactly what we want. It provides immediate relief from the feeling of lack. The chances are that what we want will then come to us naturally; as we are no longer focusing on what we don’t want, the universe can deliver to us what we do want.
There is no order of difficulty in miracles, and we are living in a miraculous universe. Science tells us that the world around us is made up of energy, and we all have the power and ability to influence the reality around us based on our emotions.
Patience is truly a gift; it helps us to manifest and thrive in the world we live in.
Reflection for today:
What am I impatient about?
What would happen if I became more patient about these things?
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