The Patience of Bamboo
In the busy hectic world of most westernized societies, Patience it not something that is cultivated much.
Everything is designed around speed and spoken of in measures of efficiencies. Yet, patience truly has its place, when recognised. Patience reduces frustrations, irritations, anger and stresses. In fact it may even remove some bad decisions and their unwanted consequences.
Bamboo is a fascinating plant. To grow it, requires patience. The seed is very hard, and it takes five years before the shoot appears above ground. Whilst buried it establishes its rooting system. A system that has to support a stem that will reach around 90ft high. Its not until its 5th year when it breaks above ground to then grow aggressively. In the following six weeks it will reach upto 90 ft!
All the transformational hard work is completed underground. Once done, all it has to do is to stretch into it’s full self. The Chinese Bamboo Tree, is truly fascinating and it is extremely versatile and very resilient.
Maybe more patience is some thing you could bring into your day. It would certainly add to your mental and emotional well being. Not everything needs a decision today. Deserves draining your energy levels today. Not everything needs to be purchased today.
So how can you slow your world down a bit?
There is alot to be said for exercise that is not about speed but more about building strength and technique. Palates does that for me. How about you?
With all the stresses in our world today, I think patience deserves a bigger space in our day to day life. Your blood pressure would most certainly thank you for it😊
Practicing patience is good self-care.
Until my next post. Be the change you want to see.