Do You Apply Synsepalaum Dulcificum to Patience?

If a patient is one who suffers, and to be patient is to remain calm and unannoyed…does this suffering make someone a patient when they have no patience?

A Patient from Impatience
Where do you perch on the patience scale? Have you considered this precious trait’s effect on your health? Medical reports confirm a correlation between impatience and high blood pressure which instigate stroke, kidney disease and congestive heart failure.

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

My usually acceptable BP has fluctuated under 14 months of volcanic aggression in America. As acts of domination increase, I sometimes grow weary around questions without transparent answers. How can convulsions jolt an intransigent humanity into worldwide love? When is the transformation coming? Will decency, tolerance and respect return?

The Patience of Patience
Knowing the pendulum swings from sun rise to sun set, and the equinox depicts the parity of darkness and light, I do believe all things will right themselves to the natural rhythm of the Universe…at some point.

Suffering Patiently
Thich Nhat Hanh’s famous “No mud, no lotus” quote tells me to be patient and that suffering can be transformational.

It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud, you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

The Miraculun of Acceptance on Patience
As a gardener, I have no problem patiently waiting for bulbs or veggies to grow in the garden. I accept it as the natural order of things.

So why not apply this same acceptance to neutralize impatience in these discomforting times of muddied confusion? A sweeter, more understanding and compassionate culture is worth the wait. And if I’m becoming too impatient? I can always plant a Miracle Berry to eliminate the bitterness of the wait.

Image credits in order of appearance:
Feature image by Hamale Lyman on Wikimedia
#2: Quang Nguyen Vinh on Pexels
#3: Comfreak from Pixabay

10 Replies to “Do You Apply Synsepalaum Dulcificum to Patience?”

  1. I agree with you about WIFI, progress, etc. Often it seems the more recent progress makes things more difficult and time consuming. C’est la vie. 😮 Thank you also for taking time to offer instruction. 🙂 Here goes: ❤

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  2. And they say this is progress.. So many things the WP has altered in the name of progress yet you have to take ten steps to get to the same place.. as one would allow before.. Sigh….
    I have for the most part been copying my older blog posts recently … Patience with WP often runs thin lol…. As I do not like to spend that much time with WiFi on..
    My lap top has a little touch pad keypad that comes on the bottom task bar which opens up with all the little smiley faces etc.. So I am lucky… You can per haps create a heart by using your key pad.. I do often its done by pressing this key first < the followed by the number 3.. straight after one another it will appear as the v on its side and the number 3 until you press send your reply where it then converts to a red heart.. Hope this helps… ❤

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  3. So insightful and encouraging, Sue. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this post. Nature helps me get through so many things and your vision of the miracles taking place for the little seeds in the dark is a wonderful one to remember and particularly whenever feeling impatient. The end results are often so much more beautiful than we can imagine. Love and Lighthearted Hugs to you dear friend. (Apparently WP will no longer allow me to copy/paste your heart icon…know that a big one is being sent energetically!) 🙂

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  4. Good questions….. I have patience…… and often we are catapulted into disruptive times as we do not see the bigger picture ….. Much like those in history who deposed their rulers who were tyrants as they fought for their freedoms to be…
    Many things are circular in nature as we go around and around in circles and in our eyes nothing seems to change.
    Yet we are changing….. People are realising, and waking, Our plants we plant start out as seeds, we push them into the darkness the cold black earth…. What we do not see is the miracles taking place underground as those seeds begin to germinate.. And sprout out and grow..
    It takes time for the blooms to form and open….
    We are in the planting stage within humanity right now…. Its patience we need as we wait for the underground to be revealed and longer still before we shall see what blooms forth..
    But I know within my heart…. ALL is reaching up towards the LIGHT my friend..
    Love and Hugs WG…. have a blessed week ❤

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  5. You are I are apparently suffering together in the same boat, Lisa. Patience has been a lifelong challenge for me…and yes, it’s even more difficult while we watch America’s demise. I don’t think I can be patient for 4 years…but I have and can continue to pray. 🙏

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  6. Those area quite beautiful photos! Complex food for thought. I, for one, have no patience. This is something I have to work on. However, I can’t really sit back and relax and wait while parts of our country slowly crumbles. But, I’m not quite sure what else to do. Wait and pray 🙏

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