Mindful Monday #126 – Embrace Patience

I’m back in LA! I’ve been here for a week and I’ve kept it low key. I haven’t officially announced my return to my friends.

Distance, my focused intentions and hiatus from my personal social media, email and cell phone was everything I needed. I was able to reset to my own pace of life. A pace that I never defined for myself, because I never sought to define it.

It was my intention to unplug from every day distractions to focus on my health, writing and spirituality. While I honored my intention, the universe had something up it’s sleeve.

The first two weeks out of town, I almost turned the car around and came back home. I metaphorically kicked and screamed in resistance to what I encountered, until I remembered that I have been in this place before. The unsettled energy was meant for me to grow in some way.

The universe never let me get too much rest, peace, quiet or stillness. It waited for me to have my undivided attention to do it’s work. It download wisdom wrapped up in weekly, sometimes daily challenges to help me heal more, learn more and grow with the loving intention of building me up to achieve my goals. (To have this realization, within the struggle is growth.)

Each week a mentor or a class popped up to help balance each lesson so I could deepen my new understanding. While I have not reached nirvana, I have stepped closer to it.

I have had an on going struggle with patience for the past two and a half years. For the first time in my life, I embraced patience. It felt like a nice, warm bear hug. My acceptance of patience brought peace to my heart and calmed my energy.

This past week revealed the deeper lessons that one can only see from a distance. I am stronger then I have ever been. I have a lot of writing to do, but I am no longer afraid, I don’t feel the need to rush or be hard on myself. I am self assured with the direction of my life and it’s such an empowering place to be.

Today’s Mindful Monday is on the topic of embracing patience.

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Love – Stephanie XO

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