A student asks:
We have nonaction and action. How do you know when to do which?
It depends, the way I often start is in small actions. Then if in my actions: outside influences keep interrupting me or if after a few days I can’t get my heart around it. I drop it and just follow my heart elsewhere. However: if I start acting and potentials and little events happen that encourage me, then I flow into those actions more deeply with that outside support.
So you start with roughly 60% action enough to move forward (FYI: 50% action is just maintaining Status Quo, Less than 50% represents something else entirely but that’s another topic for later…) and to test the waters and then increase /decrease accordingly into the potentials that open up to embrace.
How do I regain my patience?
What importance do I place on that word and why do I feel I need it?
Impatience represents the desire to act.
Impatience represents built up potential within a person, trying to push one to a more natural place.
When in a state of impatience: close your eyes, listen to your inner potential. Begin releasing it, but with inner guidance, to make the most of it. Rather than allowing it to burst your walls and then having to deal with uncontrolled released potential becoming flood damage later to clean up.
However: sometimes a flood is useful to blast away obstacles. 🙂
Discover Wisdom is Patience,
But Impatience still serves as a tool to help explore one’s inner potential that builds up for all of us. Over time a Taoist learns how to hold on to greater and greater potential, allowing for greater patience in their actions and seemingly more amazing feats. Keep in mind you still have to ride a wave to learn how to surf potentials that arise in your life. To surf the bigger waves you first start in surfing the smaller wave and potentials you experience.
To have patience is to also have played within impatience to learn how to move safely within the range of potentials we each experience.
Action and non action work in tandem with each other:
To complete each of us as a realized human being.