“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” ~ Leo Tolstoy; Russian writer.
An ancient Chinese warrior once said that you become good with the sword and powerful and swift in your fighting movements through working steadily day by day throughout years and years, that only patience can be your greatest ally in becoming the best in the battlefield.
Life is a roller coaster and we are on the ride whether we want it or not, because this life is movement and growth, ups and downs, moments which seem like we are falling off the ride and moments which seem like we are flying across the sky free of all harm; which it is the whole purpose for matter to exist, the whole purpose of life, learning from those moments when we think we are falling and from those when we believe we are flying free like birds. The illusion of falling off and flying free makes it worthwhile, all that you think, believe, and experience each day, even thought it can be tragedy, make this physical life of value to really hold dear in your heart. Perhaps you see and understand the development of life itself differently than I; however, the absolute truth is that which you live each moment, not the past or the future but the right now.
And life plays this on us, past and future in our minds, so we can adopt the powerful character and develop the wisdom to experience the only true reality that matters and see past the deception of past and future. Of course, the illusions of past and future have been given to us for a mighty reason, which is to sharpen motivation and create a sense of growth; because your mortal mind values the right-now moment based on what you did and experienced in a past moment, and your mind values the right-now moment based also on the prospects for the future that you have–i.e. the promotion you are expecting from working hard, the business success and development, the wonderful dinner with family in the celebration coming up, the learning and growth of your kids and you experiencing that, the growing old with your partner, etc. etc.
And for this time exists precisely, the distance from one event to another, because you need time to develop yourself as a human being from the past into the future, where you find value and identity in those important illusions to enrich your right-now moment. That same distance to develop yourself and design the rich events happening in your life, certainly you can agree, needs patience and perseverance; the character and wisdom to create whatever you desire to see in time, in your life, is found in the patience which takes to create in that time. Life is always moving and creating based on your unconscious or conscious desires, and based on your unconscious or conscious behaviors; the only difference between positive and negative creations is your awareness of what you are creating or telling life to create around you.
And that difference is ruled by time and patience. Patience not only aligns with the natural evolution of the universe in creating beauty around you, but it creates strong character within you to see that those creations fit your search for success or that image in your mind that warms you and gives you a feeling of joy; because all the purpose of life itself is that you master the patience to align with the universe in creating your reality as you want it to be. Impatience rushes the universe like rushing the construction of a building–i.e. if you rush the construction of a building, then, the workers won’t use the best materials and methods to build, so the building will be crooked and of weak foundation, and soon it will crumble into pieces over your head.
See, patience builds the momentum needed to work out the details of something great, or a great creation coming in your path, but impatience rushes that wonderful and needed process. Impatience is an obstacle for creating success. Impatience gets in the way of Universal Law by deviating the process of creation and by stopping construction ahead of time, so the ultimate result is rushed and ugly and everything which is the opposite of what you wanted. Impatience is the enemy of all the heartfelt desires of growth you have in mind for you and your family.
Patience itself is wisdom because through patience you find a kind of peace within your chattering mind, and so your views and attitude about your own life change, they become more aligned with the joy of the right-now moment, and, even though you still think of the past and the future, you now find yourself less anxious and more self-disciplined to find value living in the moment, enjoying the moment.
With a better mental attitude brought on by patience, your mind becomes powerful and wise, because the power and the wisdom are found in the freedom of the moment and not in the stress of the past and in the anxiety of the dubious future.