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Patience

Posted by Claudia Moser on 8:35 PM in , ,
Patience theme from Fun with Blogging brought into my mind one of the best haikus written ever (my humble opinion for sure) by Matsuo Basho, the first great haiku poet.

A day of quiet gladness,–

Mount Fuji is veiled

In misty rain.


It is the quintessence of patience and expresses what Gary Hotham explained :

"One phrase…expresses well to me the chief goal of haiku: ‘the essence of a moment keenly perceived.’ There is a lot of emotional energy, excitement, and depth in the small events, the brief moments of life. And ... The haiku is a great form for capturing those brief moments in time and recreating the associated states of being."

How would you define patience? Are you a patient person?

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8 Comments


I'm working on patience. I love the haiku and the quote. :)


@Diana - me too :)


Hi Claudia. I'm afraid being impatient is one of my weaknesses. It's not good I know, and I do try hard to be more patient!


I'm trying so hard to be :)


Lovely haiku! Am I patient? Yes and no...I have lots of patience with children and animals, but little patience when I want to get something done.

My own definition/understanding of what it means to be patient? Well, obviously, being able to wait for something to happen without becoming irritable or without giving up. Being silently present is essential to being patient.


@Diane - I have impatient moments, quite often!
@Sarah - so do I!
@Desiree - what a wonderful description of patience, especially the end! Thank you!


I'm as patient as I need to be. ;-)


Physical lifelong pain
Visons of joy
Endlessly

That's my definition of patience...and how I strive to receive it..

Beautiful posting and I work minute by minute on patience

Hugs~

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