Patience: the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
It is difficult to practice patience, because it takes trust in knowing the bigger picture will unfold. In my own yoga practice I’ve noticed when I push past my edge I can’t find balance and an effortless ease. I am still working at mastering handstand and I am happy to say I am now aware of that “sweet spot” where everything is aligned and I get some hang time. It truly feels amazing to have your world flipped upside down and to view things from a different perspective. I never thought I could do this pose, years ago when watching friends balance on their hands I thought to myself “I could never that”, and at that time I didn’t have the courage to even try. Like life, you need to let go of your past thinking and for me it was removing the, “I can’t”. Once you open yourself up to new opportunities and to taking a chance, you are well on your way to the opportunity of success. If you fall, re-assess, and look at what was is not working. Take the lesson learned in failing, let go, and move forward. Failures are a part of life and the road to success. Start to believe in yourself, trust, and practice patience as if it will all come in time.