The word patience comes from the Latin word patior, which means to suffer. Suffering is something we try to avoid and so don’t respect change as a process and we try to hurry it up. This is called control! Yet nature teaches us to keep our hands off and that we are not in charge. The planets revolve around the Sun; plants grow, seeds become flowers and embryos become babies and all without our doing. As the different stages of development take in the womb it all happens in divine timing and if we were so foolish to try and hurry up the process it would be disastrous. We need to develop a sense of the way things blossom in their own time and how unfolding always takes place in stages. Only then can we adopt a hands off approach, to let go of our tendency to control and simply allow things and people just to be.