“The basic practice in meditation is learning to stay and not running away,” wrote Karl Duffy recently, in a post titled Learning to sit with whatever comes up, on the Mindful Balance blog. “It may seem passive but on the contrary it is a most active way of working towards change.”
Which is a reminder to me to be patient with the processes taking place in my life at present.
“The Chinese word for patience or endurance reflects this, combining the character for sword with the character for heart,” Karl explains. “It is a practice which slowly cuts through the power which our fears hold over us.”
Patience is the ability to watch something until it changes. (Ajahn Succitto)