We often demand patience from everyone except ourselves. As a result, much friction fills the world. In our fast-paced, steamroller lives, we like to justify our impatience. Perhaps we believe our restlessness allows us to dominate other people and situations. We may consider our impatience a virtue. But in reality, quite the opposite is true. Impatient people are weak, lacking the strength to calmly endure a trial, or steadfastly resist an unworthy impulse. Impatient people spread discord wherever they roam.
Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji’s booklet, Practicing Patience, provides a timely and proven remedy for a world suffering from the stress of unimaginable difficulties and problems. It is thought-provoking and healing. By practicing the art of patience, we can overcome difficulties, and we can create an environment that encourages others to do the same. Why practice patience? Simply put, the world we live in is ruled by the principle of time; time moves at its own pace, not ours. From birth until death we need to master patience in order to overcome life’s obstacles, grow spiritually, and surrender to God’s perfect timing.