Things unfold according to their nature.
What makes me rush them? It is, directly or subtly, anger. What lies beneath the surface of anger is some fear. What is it in the current situation that is making me feel threatened? What stops me from accepting the current situation as it is? What is frustrating for me right now?
Patience brings me to my senses at the current moment. It guides me to accept the present moment as it is. It is healing and therapeutic.
Does having patience mean I can’t hurry when I need to? I can. It is possible to hurry and still be patient and it is a mindful, conscious choice.
What will come next will be determined in no small measure by how I am now. Patience helps me bring balance to the present moment.