Practicing patience is practicing presence. This is the enlightenment I've gleaned from 2 days in lovely Richmond VA. Sleepy, I wandered around on Monday soaking up any elements of nature I could find, including this gorgeous tree and the breathtaking dusk where sky faded from bright blue to white blue to deep blue and orange, the whole process seeming to last hours. What a pleasurable moment of patience - presence. I can't wait to live in this truth this week and learn how it affects my world.