If you think that you need more time, you will get more time—and more pain. Time and pain are inseparable. (Eckhart Tolle)
Time for what? Time to realize what can only be found in the absence of time?
They say that time heals. This is only true to the extent that we use time to become more present—to forget about that mind stuff by becoming fully consumed with the reality in the present moment. The healing is, therefore, not taking place in time; rather, in our release from it.
To wait for something in time is to be here while wanting to be there. This causes suffering. To push into the future what could be dealt with today is resistance. This adds weight and complexity to your life and causes stress.
Nothing you want is found in time. If your future is going to be better, the path is through the present moment. Whatever steps need to be taken are steps that can only be taken in this eternal present moment. Nothing has ever happened in the past, nor in the future. If it is to be, then it is to be now.
Patience is not waiting; rather, knowing that there are steps to be taken. The highest tower is made one brick at a time. So we do our best—no more than our best and no less, just our best—to meet reality here, and to calmly respond now. This awakening from time is release from suffering. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.