Have you ever felt impatient? Of course you have. You are human, right?
Did you know that impatience is a form of giving away your power? Let me walk you through it:
Impatience is the opposite of being present. Being impatient is being more focused in the future than the present – or so it appears.
The truth, though, is that when you’re impatiently waiting for something to happen, you’re as focused on the past as you are on the future.
How so? The only reason you’re impatient is because you’re uncertain – and uncertainty is caused by something in your past. It might be a similar past situation that didn’t go the way you wanted, or a person acted against your preferences, or it might be something you’ve been taught in the past that makes you believe you won’t get what you want now.
Impatience is trying to hurry time – hurry the Universe even- so that you get the results you want before external forces can sabotage them. External forces that you’re afraid you won’t be able to stop. Known external forces such as other people, and unknown external forces too.
Impatience, therefore, is a mask for perceived powerlessness.
The antidote then is power – but let’s look closely at what true power is. Human nature mistakes force for power, which is the mistake you’re already making by being impatient. You’re trying to force a result. And force is simply another mask for perceived powerlessness.
True power comes from aligning with your divinity – with the inner part of you that already knows the result you desire is imminent, even if the “how” is yet to be known.
True power comes from trust. Patience is power. Ease is power. Letting go is power.
How can you you if you’re tapped into that power? When you feel the relief that comes from letting go.
Your egoic mind will tell you this is wrong – that letting go is the path to NOT getting what you desire. It will try to convince you to hold on more tightly and force more actions. But know that your human mind is being grossly misguided by one fatal flaw: It believes that you are in charge, when the truth is that there are countless unseen forces and factors constantly contributing to your success that you couldn’t possibly express conscious control over.
Ironically, the path to accessing your true power is to acknowledge how little you have. How this gives you power is by stopping the pattern of wasting your energy on things that you can’t control, which enables you to channel your true power onto the things that you can control – especially your thoughts and feelings – thus creating more desirable results with far less struggle.
So whatever it is that you’ve been impatiently trying to control, recognize know that while you have a huge say in the “what” and “why,” you have little control over the “how.” So you might as well sit back, trust that all is well, and enjoy your powerful, potent patience.