“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment.” —Stephen Covey
Let’s just face it. When we want to change something about ourselves or feel like we are missing in our lives, we want “it”—whatever the it is—to happen overnight. Like after years of abusing our bodies we’re just going to wake up, start jogging 10 miles a day, become vegan and meditate before dawn for one hour. Sounds silly when you say it out loud, but, sometimes we come close to that. And, of course, we are doomed to fail. If we have patience with ourselves, we can embrace the holiness of change, we can be tender toward ourselves when we succeed in a goal and when we don’t. We can recognize the sacredness of moving closer into what we are created to be. We can allow Love to slowly but faithfully call us into the center of the Universe itself where we find ourselves full of power and yearning for wholeness. Set your intention, commit your passion and be patient—Spirit is holding you and guiding you on. Namaste
Gentle Thoughts: Where do you need to be patient with yourself today?