Do you sometimes find yourself impatient?
Do you ask yourself where impatience stems from? And how can you adapt patience?
The roots of impatience are found in the gap between thoughts, ideas, dreams and desires, and the actual implementation and realization. This is a gap between the desired and the actual, between theory and realization. It is a gap between the rhythm with which we think and dream, and the pace at which the idea and the vision become real.
This gap exists within a world of achievements and competition, which constantly promotes results and outcomes and leaves no breathing space for long-term processes that require patience.
(For those of you who are curious to understand where this gap origins from - I added a bonus chapter at the end of this post...)
Everything is accelerated
We live in a period in the history of mankind, where technology is gaining momentum: the pace of life is rising, the internet and social networks are exposing human consciousness to a vast amount of information, distances become shorter and the availability of products which are immediately accessible is on the rise.
We are surrounded by visible and hidden advertising, trends, and leading public opinion figures that encourage a culture of consumption, instigating in people the illusion that they will be more complete and happier, if they achieve products and goals.
Many are affected by this, and the psyche responds willingly to immediate satisfaction, searching for increased external stimulations, achievement and competition, becoming addicted to the fast pace of life.
When the psyche is affected by the external environment in such a manner, the personal rhythm is distorted and disrupted, the refined and pure desire becomes blurred, and the vision and inspiration fade away.
Respecting the inner rhythm
Each and every one has his own personal rhythm. Respecting the personal rhythm is the key to an experience of patience.
The ability to remain attentive to this rhythm, identify it and act upon it, gives rise to a feeling of emotional and mental well-being, and releases unnecessary tension and an experience of intensity and stress.
When we are affected by the external environment and focus on the desire to achieve and conquer goals, we might distance ourselves from the internal rhythm. The gap created between the personal rhythm and the forced rhythm, in which a person acts out of survival, competition, lack, and comparison, leads to internal dis-harmony, a lack of patience and an experience of suffering and burden (as a porter who carries the burden of competition and achievements on his back).
Why does a lack of patience create suffering?
The consciousness of burden and hardship
Living in a material world that is focused on achievements and struggle over resources, lead many human beings to focus on results and achievements.
People categorize successes and failures and are motivated by the will to meet goals.
Those who are interested in diving deeper into this subject, are invited to read the consciousness packet: Does success or failure really exist?
This creates a dependence on the results, leading to a feeling of intensity, tension and imbalances.
Those who are interested in diving deeper into this subject are invited to read the consciousness packet: Equanimity - A tool to create clarity and freedom -
Referring to corporeal actions and doing as difficult and burdensome, gives rise to a constant sense of suffering and anticipation of reaching a destination in which the desired goals and achievements is accomplished.
The burden and suffering lead to a mental and emotional reaction of impatience.
This is a mental and emotional response that separates the individual from the present moment, shifting his focus to a state of lack, and anticipation for a future in which the desired will be realized and becomes an actuality. This leads to a constant sense of frustration and lack of fulfillment, and focuses the individual on an experience of lack and hardship.
Focusing on the gap (that which is lacking and we want to achieve) and not on the bridge (the gradual process leading to fulfillment) reduces the emotional and mental states and increases frustration and disappointment even more.
A holographic imaging of the pure state of daring to dream
If I take you, for a moment, to a pure state where you can fantasizes, dare to dream and connect to inspiration and desire, you will find that this state contains a mental and emotional experience that holds sublimity.
Close your eyes for a moment...
Take a breath...
And sail throughout the regions of your vision and imagination into situations where you can imagine fulfilling your refined desires, your dreams and vision.
Make sure to focus on the associative conceptual continuum. Focus on the what, and not on the how, and neutralize reason and logic.
Notice your feelings, emotions...
You are in a realm of holographic imaging that fills the psyche with the experience of the feasibility and fulfillment of your desires, dreams, ideas and vision.
Maintaining a mental and emotional pure state
What have we discovered as a result of the experience we have just created?
When you are in this state, which is theoretical and expresses your aspiration, vision, dream, idea, and inspiration - you will find that the psyche is filled with exhilaration and positivity.
You are to remain in this emotional and mental state, which we have just sampled, in order to express a life of well-being, patience, and an ability of fulfillment that has no haste, constancy, responsibility, joy of discovery and exploration, enhanced fulfillment and realization.
How do you preserve this sublime state?
When you are focused on the gap between the dream and desire and the actual reality, and when you try to receive quick results, without respecting the processes of fulfillment into matter, you will experience disappointment.
What is the source of disappointment?
Disappointment is a result of a "collapse" of the mental and emotional experience from the existing harmonic state, into a dis-harmonic state.
In a situation of disappointment, the mental and emotional experience is lowered, moving from a sublime state that existed when your imagination and vision soared, into a low, polarized and lacking state that places emphasis on that which is lacking rather than that which exists. This disrupts the ability to translate the theoretical idea into realization and fulfillment.
Meaning, the full and complete bridge between the desired and the actual is a bridge of patience, in which the psyche preserves the harmony, the sublimity, the positivity and the exhilaration, and sees the realization of the theoretical idea into a material product or outcome, as an adventure that has pleasure, learning and development.
Changing the perception from "there is not enough"
to "there is plenty"
Often, impatience and burden stem from a conceptual premise that holds a belief that there is not enough.
"There are not enough resources", "there is not enough time", "there is not enough strength", "there is not enough energy" and therefore, one has to hurry, to compete with others, and strive to achieve goals, even if the psyche is not in a state of well-being.
The belief system that "there is not enough" creates an urge to quickly accomplish as much as possible, thereby saving energy and resources.
The desire to quickly accomplish as much as possible, is derived from the achievement oriented society in which we live, and is connected to the dependence on results, comparison systems, and the desire for immediate results.
This encourages impatience and often creates fast processes and shortcuts that lead to an incomplete infrastructure that lacks the basis for harmonious realization and fulfillment.
Changing the belief system of survival, which seeks to save time and energy, and holding a worldview of well-being and a recognition that there is enough nourishment, energy, and possibilities for fulfillment - creates an inner experience of abundance and well-being that opens the door to patience and movement that is attentive to the inner rhythm, and respects the different stages that span the bridge between theory and realization.
The stages for creating the bridge of patience
Focusing on the sublime mental and emotional state of being in which the desire and the idea that seeks to come to life was born
Attentiveness to the personal rhythm and respecting it
Staying in the present and enjoying the journey with equanimity and without being dependent on results
Recognizing that the individual is the bridge between theory and realization, and a willingness to be the bridge
The understanding that building the bridge between the desired and the actual and between the abstract and the physical, is created in gradual steps, layer upon layer, so that a complete and stable infrastructure is created
A commitment to the perception that there are enough resources, time and energy for all
A continuous movement to fulfill the desire and vision with exhilaration and the joy of creation
The bridge of patience allows for spirit that affects matter
A bonus chapter
I added another chapter here, for those of you who wish to dive deeper and understand where does the gap between the theoretical will and the process of material fulfillment come from, and how it relates to the process of transformation.
Your thoughts and desires represent a theoretical inner world.
This is a world that has desires linked to thoughts, imagination, vision, dreams, feelings and urges that together create a theoretical image which you seek to fulfill and actualize.
The process of transforming a theoretical image into actual achievements is a process of building a bridge between the desired and the actual.
In this process, you mediate an abstract world that exists in fine and high wave ranges of thin, non-physical matter (where density is very low) into a material world of solid matter existing at low wave ranges (where the density of matter is high).
The world of realization is a world of real and dense matter, a world of actions, outcomes and products that can be measured through our physical senses: sight, taste, touch, hear and smell, and through our psyche, which experiences these products as a realistic experience.
The understanding that the realization process creates a complete transfer of an idea from its theoretical state to actual realization, and spreads a bridge between the desired and the actual, is sowing the seeds of patience and allows to respect the process that paves the bridge with forbearance and recognition that the gradual construction, layer upon layer, is coordinating between the original intent and the actual practice.
Just like physical matter, the human body and psyche are also built of structures that are dense. Meaning, the body and psyche can be very dense and compressed, or thin with little density.
The change in the density of the body and the psyche takes place in a process of transformation in which the individual undergoes change in consciousness, worldview, thoughts, and emotions, as well as daily actions, habits, conditionings, and ways of conduct.
Throughout the process of transformation, the psyche becomes more spacious and balanced, and adapts to a refined and sublime emotional experience and to a clear and enlightened thought. Thus the energetic density decreases and the psyche becomes a conductive, fluent and continuous vessel, without resistance (emotional and mental reactions that create friction and abstention). Thus, the psyche may construct a bridge between a theoretical and abstract state (with a low density of matter) and the states of realization in the dense and condensed matter (with high density), creating the translation of theoretical ideas into realization.
In such a state, the immediacy of the realization of theory into manifestation rises, because the human being constitutes an active and continuous bridge between spirit and matter.
This is a state in which the principle of "That which we create - shall become" is present in full strength, and the human being creates the reality of his life and turns the desired into the actual with simplicity, Enlightened Wisdom, exhilaration and patience.