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Patience is found by being mindful
even when there seems to be nothing to watch.  

Imagine the first people who looked up at the night sky.  

The impatient ones said: "Meh. It's just a bunch of stars."  
And they stayed here on earth, on their small patch of land.  

But the ones who kept mindful,
who continued to pay attention even though
it looked like there was nothing happening,
these people began to notice subtle, small, slow movements
in those stars.  Movement SO slow
that most people didn't even know it was happening.  

But movement was happening.  

So while the others became frustrated with such diligence
and got stuck in small places,
those other, patient people who just paid attention,
well, these discovered a whole universe.

The fire of your passion will compel you far
yet will blind you to see where you are headed.
The ice of your logic will be the lens to focus you
yet will never fuel you on your way.
The air of your hopes is aromatic with motivation
yet will often rustle and unsettle your soul.
The rock of your love will allow you compassion
yet weighs too heavy to move you far.

It is wiser to be the student of all your elements
than to be betrayed as the master of only one.