The Value of Patience
April 20, 2020
“If we want to live wider and deeper lives, not just faster ones, we have to practice patience – patience with ourselves, with other people, and with the big and small circumstances of life itself.” (M. J. Ryan)
With the Covid-19 situation, it becomes increasingly clear that things will not return back to ‘normal’ quickly. It seems that individually and as a collective we are just at the beginning of a long journey, and it will take us a lot of patience. Having patience means we can let things have time to fall into place, we are okay with waiting, and remain calm and tolerant.
As a child, we are told from an early age that patience is a virtue. However, the way most of us were living life until this pandemic brought the world to a standstill, very few of us were ever really shown or taught HOW to be patient. Patience is not something we have; it is something we consciously learn and do. The good news is that the more we practice it, the more patient we become.
Due to the delays caused by the pandemic, I also had to learn to be patient before I could finally hold, for the first time in my hands, my new book ‘Hawaiianische Wiedergeburt’ (the German version of my book ‘Hawaiian Rebirth’). It was not until 33 days after the book’s publication by Giger Verlag that it made its long way to Hawaii, and I am so grateful I can percieve now how beautiful the book looks and feels.
I realized this is a great time to practice patience, surrender and let things naturally unfold. If you look back on your life, how many times did you act on something prematurely and realized later you just could have waited to have that thing come into your life more effortlessly? Or you realized that what you attracted into your life was not what you really wanted?
In the Hawaiian language, every letter of the word ALOHA has a particular meaning. The last A stands for AHONUI. Much more than merely being patient, Ahonui literally means “a great breath.” If we can just pause and take a “deep breath,” we start to realize that we now have the time to take a step back and reflect upon what’s happening around and most of all inside of us.
A Hawaiian wisdom keeper I met 9 years ago during a vision quest on the island of Moloka’i shared with me that practicing Ahonui builds character. If we look at the cycles of nature, it reflects our own ability to practice endurance, tolerance and acceptance in situations that we find challenging. How about you? In which areas of your life you wish you would have more patience?
Yves Nager is a renowned author, transformational healer, workshop facilitator, as well as a world-class mapper, orienteerer and explorer. His soul-lead path through life has taken him far and wide seeking out answers and healing through visiting a vast array of sacred sites and learning from many wisdom keepers and influential teachers across the world.
Yves’s mission in life is to be a purpose-driven guide offering his healing gifts in service to others in order to reconnect them their deepest passion and true happiness. His mission combined with a vast amount of training and experience allows him to act as a soul-guide facilitating clients back to their own purpose and a deeper connection to life.
He is also the author of Hawaiian Rebirth: Questions, Stories and Strategies to Guide You to Your Life’s Purpose and a co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Inspired by the Passion Test. He also contributed a chapter to the book Ilahinoor – Awakening the Divine Human by Kiara Windrider.
Yves is passionate about supporting people in transcending their limitations, creating new possibilities and transforming their challenges into freedom. Having overcome many life obstacles himself, he truly understands the power of forgiveness and gratitude and believes that when we focus on the heart’s desires and intentions, we can create miracles. Yves is dedicated to helping people discover their unique gifts and live a purposeful life with clarity, vitality, joy, love and abundance.