We may patiently wait for some future event or situation to save us. But this kind of patience is only dreaming. Without the doing, the imagined future never comes.
Be patient, but do not wait. Nothing can be found in time. True patience is the patience of creation. If something is to exist, it must first be created! In true patience, you calmly and naturally create from inspiration. You just keep going – day after day, month after month, year after year. You give your best (not more than your best, just your best). You do not think about the outcome; rather, you just enjoy the process of creating exactly what you were meant to create.
When the ego creates, it is not patient. The ego gets excited by its illusions of grandeur. It sets huge goals, believes happiness is in the future, then makes great sacrifices. Through sheer willpower, you then give all your energy and work as hard as you can for a short while. Invariably, the ego has doubts, loses patience, and burns out. For every peak, there is a deep valley that follows. You lose faith and give up. Then comes the next high. You start again – miscreating nothing of real value, projecting image, concerned about what everyone thinks, caring only about the end result not the process. The ego seeks but cannot find.
Create instead with the unlimited patience of consciousness. In consciousness, you effortlessly create beauty, truth and value. True patience is enjoying the process of doing without the emotional ups and downs. Be patient, because ultimately you get exactly what you give. What you seek is not found in time, but in creation. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.