Submitted by Nan Thomas
The seventh lesson explored by the original study group was patience. However, the Cayce readings approach to patience is not about being submissive or being quiet. Instead, it is an active force in which the individual is aware of her or his internal response while conscious of being patient with self and others.
The readings put it this way, “For, patience is becoming aware of that which is the impelling influence in thine experience, while tolerance is as holding your tongue when you want to say something bad.” (451-3) Patience is an active force through which the individual is able to measure and judge her or his reactions to the external world. It is through patience that the finite