Monday, March 18, 2013
We affirm that the serene, calm, trusting Spirit of God within us now accomplishes all the desires of our heart. We rest in perfect peace.
Patience takes on a rich, deep meaning when applied to our Spiritual purpose. "Patience." Charles Fillmore wrote, "is a state of mind that beholds the world from the harmony of the Christ Mind, a freedom from personal thinking. It is an attitude of mind characterized by poise, calmness anbd a quiet restful trust, especially in the face of trying conditions. It has its foundation in love."
Impatience can create great stress if it is based on the belief that we or others must do something in order to experience good. And stress is the greatest detriment to our physical and emotional well-being.
Patience --- true patience --- is not about surrendering to the artificial confinews of time, but about surrendering to the external harmony of God. Patience is an attribute of God; it can only be realized as we surrender our limited mindset to the greater Divine Mind within us. When our view of life reflects the perspective of God, patience is our natural statre of being.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"