#ThursdayThoughts; Practice #Patience

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no-one can find a deep sense of patience in their own strength alone…we can endure the temporary trials of life with a more patient attitude when we have a deep trust in a higher providence: this is can be thought of as a reliance on a universal spiritual force that has the power and foresight to provide what we need; the priority of this divine providence is said to be to satisfy not so much our immediate needs which often are temporary ones but rather those spiritual needs that we will continue to have in the long term – needs for example for belonging, loving relationship, and meaningful role.”

http://www.spiritualquestions.org.uk/2014/10/patience/ Copyright 2014 Stephen Russell-Lacy

The quote from poet John Donne comes to mind, “No man is an island.”

 

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