I have committed to take time each day to delve into the 33 Principles and really begin to comprehend each and every one of them individually. I have made it a part of my “daily hour of power” and can say that each day I feel myself growing mentally and spiritually as I read on. All of the principles are very powerful and rich in insight but one that has really resonated with me lately is Principle Six, “There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time”, the principle of patience.
Patience is an attribute I constantly strive towards better understanding and consciously practicing. In hopes to expand the level to which I am currently patient so that I am continuously evolving into the best version of myself.
I have always been someone who moves quickly in my motions, thoughts, emotions, and in most areas of my life. It’s how I am internally wired, how I function best. This fast pace in which I have lived my life has served me well and I am thankful for my ability to assess situations and do what is necessary to obtain the appropriate outcome; in a timely fashion. But, much like most of life it has its pro’s and con’s and deserves its opposite for counterbalance.
Because I am able to quickly progress many areas of my life; it is hard to realize there are some arenas that just take time. There are things that simply shouldn’t be rushed; situations which require more time to unfold and mature much like a fine wine. Much like Principle #6 states, “There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time.”
I read this principle a few times before I really realized how many areas of life this principle applies to; much like the other thirty-two principles it can be applied to many more aspects of life outside of chiropractic. For innate to reach proper balance and the body to regain proper function such as it was at its creation, it takes time because the body is a combination of multiple processes. Life is similar, it is full of processes and requires time. Many times we look at a situation in life and want it to “pan out” the way we see that it should and in the time frame that we see fitting but we often fail to see all the other processes that concurrently occur. It is often that we isolate the one event and forget that it is impossible to isolate a situation when so many things are happening simultaneously. We don’t realize that everything has to happen in a well-balanced rhythm as to not upset the perfect balance that life “should happen” in for everything to simply be as it should. This concept of “being as it should”, where by everything happens in a certain way and for a reason simply because it should happen that way and is “supposed” to happen that way; is a hard concept to accept and understand. Frankly, because it doesn’t always happen the way that we want it to happen or saw it happening. It’s then that we have to accept that we can’t control everything and much like the proverbial cliché, “Everything happens for a reason”, hether or not we want it to have that outcome, it simply “just is”.
Personally for me I know that I envision what I want to happen ultimately with the “proper outcome” and with tunnel vision I see that as the only way and want to get there as soon as possible. I want to make the Greatest Possible Impact in the Least Amount of Time. But seeing the outcome in crystal clear clarity and owning it, in the way I see it and as I see it to be; I forget all that must occur for me to get there; I forget the another proverbial cliché, “It’s not only about the destination but also the journey”.
My plan is to live my life full-out and experiencing every aspect, because I only have one life. In order to do this I know that I have to not only understand but fully own Principle 6 of the 33 Principles, so that I don’t miss one aspect of this awesome life with which I have been blessed. Therefore I am focusing on letting go and letting God; letting life happen as it should. I remind myself daily to pull from every situation and to not push. While pushing has its benefits in some aspects of life, in situations and experiences we risk missing the finite details that tie it all together and give us the total experience we need to grow.
I just remind myself, “In due time, life it needs no rush.”