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Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-- Isaac Bashevis Singer


Tuesday, July 2, 2002


Patience is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to others, and to yourself. There is no higher demonstration of love than simply allowing it to be.

Patience and confidence go hand in hand. Just as lifting weights will build your muscles, practicing patience will build your confidence, your faith, and the strength of your spirit.

The next time you feel the urge to be annoyed with someone, keep in mind that you have a choice. You can choose to be patient. Make that choice to be patient, and feel the power. Feel the genuine, positive power that flows from your decision to rise above the petty annoyances that don’t really matter anyway.

Rather than striving to make others understand, or to make others like you, or to make others agree with you, seek instead to allow them. Give the golden space of your patience, and understanding, friendship and love will freely flow. Learn to be patient, and you will grow to be strong.

— Ralph Marston

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