Patience is not the absence of anger or frustration. It’s the ability to stay with the difficult. Steady – easy does it…. We want to understand that patience is a skill that allows one to pause – really pause, long enough to see a situation clearly, whether it’s internal or external and then respond with care, with spaciousness. One of the ways we cultivate patience is by paying attention to impatience! Cultivating patience is a spiritual practice.