Is patience associated with trust

The reward of patience is patience

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Holm Andree Jochmann about making and letting happen ...

In the oldest stories that people tell each other, it goes roughly: In the beginning there was the spirit. That spirit had a dream, and from that dream, miraculously, the material world grew. The spirit played full of love with what was there now, matter became more filigree and gave birth to life, first animals and plants. It took another while, and this life began to dream and play in its turn. Our intelligence, the human mind, came into being. The mind had created itself. A grain of the great soul shines in every person, so we are all spirit and creator. However, we are probably still in kindergarten for mastering this incredible creative power.

On the one hand, we have the mind that helps us to order and understand our impressions. And on the other hand we have the feeling that can connect us directly with the great soul. The greater creative power lies in feeling. We can empathize with a possible future and try it on like a piece of clothing.

The feeling checks precisely: Does my idea of ​​this future fit or does it not fit? That means: When we are awake, we know whether what we are going to do is in harmony with what suits the larger movement in and around us. If it is true, we bring the dreamed reality to life with it. We create reality. If it is not true, we discard the idea, at least when we are in good contact with ourselves (what is true is easy and develops by itself). This means that we are able to be in resonance with the “great spirit”, also to send something back and to generate new colorful patterns in the plan of the world ourselves: We are creators!

Patience is natural trust

The side of our intelligence that is emotionally connected to the great soul is naturally in a state of patience. In this context, patience is the natural trust that what you have set on the inside will also show up outside at some point. Now there have been many disappointments and events on the path of mankind that our ancestors experienced like an offense. There were natural disasters, the cold, children starved to death. That shook our trust in our great spiritual reflection. This gave rise to a fear of trustingly binding oneself with the feeling to the great soul (God, mother earth, whatever you want to call it), because it sometimes appeared unpredictable and even punitive. We withdrew emotionally from the connection to the source. The mind, actually just a tool, became a refuge, a means of warding off insecurity and fear.

It turns out that the mind has a seductive quality: it can ignore what is right. He makes us believe that we are independent and that we can do what we want and that we are apparently free and limitless. The mind is capable of cunning, deception and manipulation. One of his first useless and cruel ideas was to bribe the unpredictable “great force” with sacrifices, even human sacrifices. With fearful people or entire peoples who no longer want to get involved in the inner connection with the great soul, the balance between emotional and rational intelligence shifts towards the rational part. This rational intelligence is not bound by the harmonious connection with the big picture. It can bloom crazy and pretend we have everything under control, we have the power.

This illusory feeling of power is like a drug that makes us forget fear, insecurity, and the loneliness of not being connected. Therefore, the exclusively rational science experienced a stormy development - its proponents believed that they could comprehend the entire universe completely through the mind and calculate everything.

Patience says yes to now

It is only in quantum physics that a certain humility gradually sets in again, because thinking and logic alone do not get you any further in the areas that they deal with. There is an embarrassed return to spirituality (which can also be observed in medicine) because recent human history shows very clearly that the rational, the disconnected side of our intelligence can create things and states that are not in harmony with the big picture. The great soul in its eternal equilibrium is, however, both elastic and inexorable. We can create clutter for a moment and swim against the current. But sooner or later we encounter a tsunami that throws us back with great force. That means that the unconnected created always stands on feet of clay and does not last.

Examples of such creations are monoculture, gene food or the excessive use of antibiotics, the negative side effects of which we can already feel in some cases and to a greater extent later. You can also observe this on a small scale. When the mind becomes rigid on a goal that is not in harmony with what is about to come, it is difficult to implement. The intellect can still achieve this goal with a thousand tricks. Perhaps with lies, manipulation or complicated constructions that are supposed to cover up the warning feeling that would otherwise say: “Forget it!” What comes out in the end with this effort, however, is no good. The alternative to this is patience: connected with the feeling, waiting quietly for what is right, but continuing to sing, work or dance. If there is a lack of patience, waiting becomes the only activity, and that is unbearable because nothing else is possible. The current state is rejected and an active continued life is apparently only possible when the desired state occurs.

Patience is a spiritual achievement

Unhappy lovers (people who hold on to a wish that is obviously not right) know what I'm talking about. You are unable to act, you listen in the direction of the stairwell, every "bing" from the cell phone increases your pulse and then it was just another email from the insurance company. You walk to the window, look down the street, walk to the door again and listen into the stairwell. You could tell that what you are waiting for is coherent by the fact that you would continue to be carefree in the here and now. You would do what you always do and look forward to what is coming in the background and with joy and confidence. Various philosophical and spiritual schools have dealt with this topic for thousands of years. The realization is ancient that the thoughts in our heads that we are so proud of are mostly not expressions of wisdom. Techniques like meditation emerged in order to forget the limited thinking and instead to connect to the great knowledge that lies in the stillness, in the great consciousness.

In the tradition of this wisdom one would perhaps get to hear: “If you want it, you have to let it go!” Patience was considered a high virtue by these sages, a spiritual achievement. The term patience means two things. On the one hand, the ability to give what wants to arise (or what wants to change) with equanimity the time it takes to do so. On the other hand, there is also the word “to tolerate” in patience, that is, not to be disturbed by annoyance. If you look closely, this means not to give up the connection to your own heart and thus to the great soul, even if something becomes difficult.

Impatience messes with reality

I want to set an example for both aspects. Pregnancy is a good example of patience, in the sense of the ability to wait with joy. That which belongs to you grows in secret and comes when the time comes. If it were up to the zeitgeist, you could order the baby from Amazon Prime: Zack, delivered overnight! But settling in, empathizing, gradually growing into the new situation would be missing. With the patience appropriate to this sacred process, the parent and child will gradually come closer to one another even though they do not see one another. Normally, no one would think of patting a pregnant belly and shouting: “Come on, get out there!” A classic example of patience in the sense of “indulging in an obstacle or disturbance” is a traffic jam or a queue the cash register. “Why doesn't he drive, the idiot! Oh, it's a traffic jam ... Anyway! "

You can easily see from this situation what is going wrong here: the head had its plan. It should be quick and I wanted to be somewhere else for a long time. That means, I reject the current reality, I want a different one. This is actually blasphemy, like telling the universe: "I know better what has to be now!" In any case, it is a rather childlike reaction. I want I want! When one is connected to the feeling, in a state of patience, one does not mess with reality, but looks: What is now? Where am I? What does the event want to tell me, what good can be made of it?

The situation is not really bad, there is just a pause. They could be used, for example, to make contact with people in front of or behind you in the queue. What could become of it! Life might take an amazing turn if we were awake and really attentive to what is around us. Maybe the future love of my life is right behind me ...

Capitalism: expression of impatience

You can see that patience is a spiritual attitude. One could almost say that it is a civilizational achievement that, unfortunately, is largely still outstanding. If we were more in a state of patience and thus connected to both our heart and the great soul, there would be no more wars. Wars pursue goals that never stand up to scrutiny in the sense of “is that true?”. We would not destroy our planet because we would have the time to stop and check: what do we actually need? - The consumer society is also an expression of impatience. We want to see needs that arise in the head fulfilled as quickly as possible. This is the drug that is supposed to replace our connection with the essential. As is the case with drugs, we need more and more of them, and faster and faster. The American online order and delivery platform Uber-Eats and the mega online mail order company Amazon are already experimenting with delivery by drone. If, in a state of patience, we were to ask: “What do I really need?”, The gross national product would collapse and we would no longer have any use for the word “economic growth”. Capitalism is an expression of impatience, which means nothing other than: disconnection with the essential.

Impatience: an expression of a civilizational imbalance

The mind should actually be the kind advisor of feeling. The final decision is more a matter of feeling (intuition), because that has much more complex information because it can connect to the source of all information. The shift that has taken place here is also reflected in the relationship between men and women. The source, life, goes right through the women, they have more direct access. Men, if they want to serve life, have to submit to it. Perhaps that was the case once in matriarchy. At the moment, the men still take the place of the decision-makers and tend to do so on the basis of rational considerations. They are completely overwhelmed, die earlier and make a lot of nonsense in their loneliness and disconnectedness. The women are deeply insecure about their actual strength, the emotional connection, and tend to prefer to let the men do it because it promises security. Mother earth (feeling, connectedness, intuition) was equated with fear and insecurity at some point. Those who held on to intuition were perceived as dangerous and perhaps burned as a witch. Father Heaven (spirit, mind) promised security, but a look at our battered planet shows: It was an illusion. I have the feeling that in our time we are faced with a decision. We can continue to frantically trust our thinking and do what is theoretically feasible - unconnected and with probably terrible consequences.

But more and more the other is also showing, we are in a great change. Men take the risk of emotional vulnerability again and women dare to lead, whereby a combination of feeling and rational skills is required. More and more people are concerned with spiritual contexts and even those who do not realize that it cannot go on like this. A spiritual master once said: “The reward of patience is patience.” That is, if we practice patience, if we consciously go into feeling again and again and make sure that what we are experiencing is what we are experiencing True, at some point the patience comes by itself and becomes a quality of our own without us having to do anything for it. The happy fisherman sits on the bank and is satisfied with the whole situation, the glitter of the water and the chirping of the birds. In this sense, patience is not only the opposite of impatience, it is also the opposite of waiting.

Waiting and impatience are rather passive. One picture for this is Snow White in the coffin: This is a wait that has nothing to do with patience, even if the girl can endure it for a very long time. Maybe Snow White is waiting very impatiently for the prince, but this state of affairs is still without its own power and responsibility. That is why waiting and impatience tend to bring strife, the longed-for savior will never be able to please us and we are already in conflict with him before he even comes. Patience, on the other hand, remains active, lively and emotionally. You might wish for something, you know it's on the way, and in the meantime you enjoy what's already there and make something of it: Snow White could also use the glass case as a cold frame. Here lies the key to a more peaceful world.

"Come on, come out there!"

I mentioned pregnancy as an example of natural patience. At the moment we have 30 percent caesarean sections in Germany and midwives are barely allowed to practice their trade, which could actually be called patience. That means, at the moment we often pat on the stomach and say: "Come on, come out there!" In a traffic jam or in the queue at the cash register, compassion and solidarity disappear within seconds, completely unnecessary, because it's about nothing ... We just need to remember! Adults have lost patience for a long time. But for us as children, patience was a natural state. Patience simply means being connected to the here and now, and children are still masters at that. They sink into what they are doing. Playing means getting involved and not needing a goal - you will find the right goal for what you are doing and at some point you will be amazed and say: "Thunderstorm, I would not have thought that I would make it here!"

As I was thinking about what to write for this article, it occurred to me how I was doing as a kid. As a little boy, I had longed for a guitar. At first there was no one to find, because I grew up in the "East". So I waited a long time. At some point I was given an ancient little guitar from the 1920s. It only had two strings, and of course there weren't any strings to buy. I didn't care at all, I was just happy. I didn't know how to tune such an instrument anyway. I just knew I wanted to play. So I twisted the tuning pegs until I thought it sounded nice. Suddenly the two strings hummed together and for me it was as if a new world was opening up. I played these two tones tirelessly for days and listened enthusiastically and felt how a mysterious hum and hum rolled through the wood. Today I know that I found the fourth. How lucky for me that there hasn't been a YouTube tutorial yet. For a long time I enjoyed my two strings and enthusiastically discovered further intervals. Kind of like I was in the moment and enjoyed the sound. I may never have been that “patient” again. But it's a nice goal for me to come back there. The magic thing about patience is that you don't need it anymore when you have it!

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3 responses

  1. Beate Lerner

    Rarely read such nonsense. “The magical thing about patience is that you don't even need it when you have it.” Aha. What's so magical about it? You don't even need coffee cream if you have some.

    • Nadja
      Again - I love this text

      I am glad that someone else would like to talk about this text as well. I didn't understand the last sentence that well either, but I believe that it is meant like this: If you are a patient person, you don't have to make an effort to be patient in certain situations (like in a traffic jam, for example), because then you are better able to accept what is there and make something constructive out of it.
      I admit that the text is not that easy to understand when read only with the mind. It can then quickly happen that “the unconnected side of our intelligence”, i.e. the mind, pronounces a judgment like “nonsese!”. By “unconnected” the author means when heart and head are sometimes not connected, and as a result the connection to God (or whatever you want to call it for yourself, for example “great soul” as he puts it) is often interrupted.
      I can highly recommend reading this text with understanding and feeling at the same time, it can bring you a lot of beautiful things. If you have no feeling for what a "great soul" could be, then I think it is difficult to understand this text, because that is somehow the basic idea, the basis of the text. All the best to you - with this text, without this text and in other ways too.

  2. Nadja
    Thank you for this wonderful text

    I am enthusiastic about this text and would like to thank the author, Mr. Jochmann, very much for it. It is wonderful that someone says so clearly that you understand a lot more of the truth if you listen less to your head and more to your heart. For many years I learned the other way around at school, and was told the other way around by educators and parents, although something in me always knew that it wasn't right. And then there you come, who belong to the same generation as my parents, and tell you how it is. And then my heart is also in direct contact with the “great soul” and I can always turn to them with confidence. Thanks! In any case, I've been with this text for a few days as Mr. Jochmann did with his two guitar strings. I read it over and over and feel how coherent it all is. How does he know all this? Please think many more such thoughts and keep writing such texts and have a lot of fun!