Thursday, January 5, 2012

Living the Moment to the Fullest!

Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting
until something happens over which we have no control:
the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return
of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is
not a waiting passivity until someone else does
something. Patience asks us to live the moment to
the fullest, to be completely present to the moment,
to taste the here and now, to be where we are.
When we are impatient we try to get away from
where we are. We behave as if the real thing will
happen tomorrow, later and somewhere else.
Let's be patient and trust that the treasure we
look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.

~ Henri Nouwen

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