No patience? No problem
"Oh, I don't have patience for that." I can't tell you how many times I've been told that while knitting or sewing.
But the trick is, you don't knit or sew because you have patience. You have patience because you knit or sew. It's a way of practicing and acquiring something that you don't already have. It's a way of bringing more attentive mindfulness to a moment. And if you practice enough, then you're able to bring that attentiveness to moments when you're not engaging in your craft as well.
Just like any other practice, you don't practice because you're good at something, you practice to get better at it. So it's precisely because I don't have patience for things that I practice paying patient attentiveness to my craft.
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