Patience

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word ‘patience’ means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. Impatient people are always expecting the real thing to happen somewhere else and therefore want to go elsewhere. The moment is empty. But patient people dare to stay where they are. Patient living means to live actively in the present and wait there. Waiting, then, is not passive. It involves nurturing the moment, as a mother nurtures the child that is growing in her womb.’ ~ Henri Nouwen.

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About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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3 Responses to Patience

  1. watersck says:

    Reblogged this on Welcome To The Real World and commented:
    I never thought waiting was a passive act. Waiting involves you doing something to make yourself content while you are expecting something to happen. While in Blacksburg, I am reminded that waiting is NOT passive, but I am expecting something great to manifest through this opportunity.

  2. fictionfitz says:

    Reblogged this on Writing Out Loud and commented:
    Thanks Dr. Bill

  3. Never thought of it like that. Thank you for sharing

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