Patience with my kids…
Patience with my "wusband"…
Patience with my self….
Patience with the process…
Patience while I listen intently to the Universe and try to decipher its plans for me.
To be quite honest, I’ve been sitting in the lap of abundance. But what I’ve found is that just because you’re experiencing abundance does not mean that everything is in it’s Divine order for you in this moment. Sometimes it’s actually overwhelming ….
All my life I’ve wanted to know what’s next. I’ve wanted to hurry to the next thing. And when an opportunity presented itself, I would think, “I better jump on this opportunity because well, it’s here for me to take it right?”
No, not so much. Opportunities are not here for us to “take”. They are here for us to observe. To recognize its alignment with who we are in THIS moment. To sit with and feel into. To resonate or release.
What I’ve learned is that patience, when we really breathe into it, reveals the truth. I’ve also learned that sometimes, when an opportunity comes up, it’s only there to show you an example of what’s coming. And if you wait just a hot little minute, what’s coming when you release that opportunity (because there is something off about it anyway), is much more magnificent than what you could have dreamed up.
You feel me on this one?
I remember, when I was younger saying, out loud (this is no joke), “I wish I could wiggle my nose and get to where I am supposed to be next.” When I got older and I was going through a tough time, instead of dropping into the struggle, I would run away and move onto something else. So instead of having patience with the process and learning from the journey, I just wanted the destination or the end result.
What did that do? Re-create lesson after lesson after lesson until I finally woke up and recognized the pattern. The pattern of thinking I knew it all. The pattern of not-enoughness …I better grab THIS opportunity, another one might not come along.
The pattern of skimming the surface of my life for an illusion of perfection.
None of that works.
We don’t know it all. There are infinite opportunities and an abundance of resources. The depth of our journey reveals our connection to the Divine.
Patience is not just a virtue .. it’s a pathway to the Divine. It is the key to soulful living. Patience is the recipe for truth, freedom and love.
So we sit and we wait; we wait for the breath of the Divine to guide us into our truth and we have patience as we observe our life and all the amazingness that happens as we move through each connection, each struggle, each embrace and each disappointment. We have patience and when it’s right and it’s time .. we know. That’s all … we just know.
By Dana Damara
“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life."
- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.
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