Photo by Teodoro S Gruhl at publicdomainpictures.net
What is an image you can find to remind yourself of the value of patience? Perhaps it’s a photograph from a trip you took or a picture of an animal taking a time-out. Imagery is a wonderful way to hold thoughts and intentions in your mind and body. Sometimes an image can arise if you take a minute to relax and follow your breath. You can associate the image with calm and patience.
In a writing group I led for women in recovery someone wrote about patience:
I was asked to write about patience…
And I look at the clock.
It’s about 15 minutes minus the time
I will allow to get in touch with the
very quality I need the most.
Patience–I picture the tired and castrated ox
dragging along the farmer to plant the seed that with time
will become the nurture of the village.
Patience–I picture the caterpillar patiently waiting to become a butterfly.
Patience– I picture a spider that webs and waits to get a catch for his next meal.