The Struggle of Patience
Patience maybe the hardest thing in life to learn, especially in today's world when the most we wait to watch something is the seconds between Netflix episodes. I spent a few days last week in the hospital for some testing. It was somewhat of a waiting game, waiting to have seizures, waiting for the doctors to release me. I wish I could say all that waiting taught me some patience, but that's not the case. What I did learn was the value of staying present and in the moment. It is easy to think too far ahead, especially when you are somewhere you don’t want to be. It was hard to do but I learned that thinking about what the doctors might say, or when I might have a seizure is not helping anything. However staying in the moment while watching the nurses rush by, watching my dad struggle to keep from going crazy I found that without knowing it I was learning to stay present, and only focus on right now. I was learning to be patient. The struggle now is to take what I’ve learned from the hospital bed out into the world, but I have a feeling if I simply stay present the patience will follow.