Oh Brave New World … I go forth into a new theme …
This is ‘Almost Spring’, which is appropriate given that Spring has only just/almost/nearly given way to Summer here in Lotus Land. I’ve not played with all the formatting I want yet, but this has … um … possibilities.
Note to Self: Do something about the font size and background! (Might just use my signature ‘Endora’ icon until I figure out how to crop my cover artwork so that it fits)
And now, on to the post of the, well, it’s been a while, so I’ll call it Post of the week-or-two!
Patience is Not the same as Waiting
Patience is an inner process whereby our actions are determined by how comfortable we are with our inner processes in any given situation. A task that needs to be done can either be seen as tiresome/time consuming or just as something that needs to be done to move our life forward. We can either grumble/have a hissy fit/spit the dummy (pacifier for North Americans), stamp our feets-es and otherwise use up a whole lot of energy we could put to better use, i.e. doing the task!
Waiting however, is a whole ‘nuther kettle of kittens. Waiting involves having to respond or react to external events/people/forces/time frames that have very little to do with how we live (or want to live) our lives more often than not.
I have patience … now. I learned patience in a very hard school of knocks. I learned patience when I had no other choice but to wait for my body to heal after my motorcycle accident. During those long months I learned how to change my perception of Time. I learned how to tap into my Inner Knowing. I learned patience with pain.
I never learned how to wait, but patience helps.
I’m still waiting on an editor. My ‘pencil’ publish date of 30th July looms closer, (I check the email containing the agreed upon date regularly to convince myself that it still reads 30th July 2011, not 2012! – A perfect marketing opportunity at Gay Pride Festival is passing by at a great rate of knots) but, in the interests of sanity and getting on with the rest of my life I’ve let that one go. It will happen whenever it happens. See, I’m not waiting anymore, but I’m patient! . . . And I have a very long memory.
“The way I see it, I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by” – Camryn Manheim
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