We cannot be free of our limitations until we are free in our limitations. When we rally against our limitations we bind ourselves more fully to them.
When we are consumed by the gulf between that which is and that which we desire, we are no more sure in living than the tightrope walker is whose gaze is fixed on the chasm below. In impatience we focus on absences and voids; in patience our hearts are filled with gratitude for that which is present.
Patience purifies our hearts and allows us to be free within our limitations.