Virtue of the Fortnight: Patience

What is Patience?

Patience is quiet hope and trust, expecting things to turn out all right. Patience is being calm and tolerant when difficult things happen. It means showing acceptance when you or others make mistakes. Patience is doing something now so that later it will bear fruit, like planting a seed and waiting for it to grow. Patience is a commitment to the future.

Why Practice it?

Without patience people want everything NOW. They complain when unpleasant things cannot be helped. They act mad when things don’t go their way. When people practice patience, they can wait without complaining. They forgive others and themselves for mistakes. They make the world a kinder, gentler place.