Instead General Kutuzof used his two great warriors:
“Time” and “Patience.”
The conflicts we find ourselves engaged may similarly be very demanding to us. Will we succumb to the pressure of others, or to our old habits? Or will we also claim those two great spiritual warriors: Time and Patience. They are ours to claim.
I have called on them countlessly over the years—time and patience.
Rather than feel overwhelmed by all that we must do to meet our lives, or to directly attack the issues, we can use time and patience. Yes, breathe. Stop. Go to God first and to people as God directs. Be patient.
How often does our agenda driven ego want to force the issue, when what we really need is to be patient and give ourselves the time necessary to grow into the answers.
When I find myself in that “rush” mode, I can take wise action.
1st step: Breathe - take several conscious breaths. Notice how stirred up I am inside. Declare to myself that there is time in which all needed things will get done. Maybe not all that the ego wants done, but all that is truly necessary for soul work, which is my purpose here. Time, yes time.
2nd step: Be patient with myself and with others, and with time itself. It takes as long as it takes. Evolution is a slow process. But we can count on 14 billion years of grace. The universe knows what it is doing, and apparently knows how, too, for we continually evolve. The world continues to turn.
Time and patience.
I use this slogan in my meditation process too.
Time and patience. Breathe. It feels so good. Let’s have peace, not war.