There are cases we put on the attention to reason, and sometimes thinking on your feet and making decisions under pressure. Reasoning is such distinct comprehensive beat the heart can’t stop it.
Reasoning is the only way to show that we are consciously making sense of things. It is the only way to show we are establishing and verifying facts. It is the only way to show we are applying logic to some extent.
It is also the only way to show we are adapting or justifying practices or beliefs (without losing our identities). And to see that we are not limiting the existing, and the new information. Ultimately reasoning is the only way to show we cannot deny the aspect of rationality or wisdom.
This could be the reason we often hear people saying context is everything.
As capable as it may appear to have the reasoning capacity. There is one common thing that can easily, or rather quietly challenge our reasoning. This one thing is called ‘be patient’. Patience is something of varies faces or conditions. But whatever the preference, being patient often looks positive from outside than the inside.
Patience has taught us many things. Yet a lot hasn’t been taught about the act of being patient. The things we need to learn about patience are presented without prior knowledge. When no one teaches us what is and what is not patience. With less experience we end up addressing patience according to our terms.
And with time and experience we get to learn that patience is one thing that cannot be tossed about across all situations. Some situations are pro patience and work better like that than others. And it is the reasoning that carries us through such diverse situations with transparency. There are few perspectives on how to maintain patience. The main two are patience with oneself and patience with others.
Practicing patience with oneself.
The gap between being patient and reasoning, to some extent, affects the way we handle patience at personal level – this is something very close to home, we all experience it, and often forgiving oneself more and more. This life of choices has allowed us to set our terms and conditions. We understand patience when we are dealing with our own thoughts and emotions. The committed we have for ourselves as individuals is strong towards results, breakthrough peace and all the goodness. And with our personal situations, patience can be easily adapted.
Practicing patience with others.
The gap between being patient and reasoning, to some even highest extent, affects the way we treat each other. It is an entirely different encounter or challenge. The thing is if you constantly surrounded by other people and behold ‘other people’ is just the same as saying other ticks. Their ways are obviously different. The difference lies in their freedom to act, think, feel or self-expression. Bigger than ever imagined is a whole lot of skills needed because everyone (as individualistic as we are) is their own lane playing their own tunes. Again, we can give this to the power of keeping reasoning accommodated.
We can maintain a conducive environment if we can understand that patience doesn’t not the absence of reasoning. Discovering the reasoning part will make us to realise that sometimes too much patience can worsen the situation. Again, it all depends, every situation is treated differently. Because, sometimes the reasoning depends on the standing positions, sometimes the reasoning depends on the muscles, sometimes the reasoning depends on the stage of development, sometimes the reasoning depends on the list of other options available.
This is to say that if patience and reasoning were candidates, having them sitting and working in pairs would be appropriate. They would be attending and be taught in the same lesson so that they get to know each other well. And support each other when completing tasks so that they might reach the intended outcome of fairly stillness and fairly forbearance. So that in every effort to learn, effort to focus, effort to maintain, effort to develop, effort achieve; we do without overbearing, lost or confused.
Keeping reasoning and patience together, the two may engage and reflect. So that perfect reasoning may get to understand and treat ‘patience’ better. Because ‘reasoning’ would have learnt how to handle ‘patience’ when patience is there to behave as the bearer dealing with all things troubled by life changes, all things delays, and all other things undesirable. As the goal is to maintain stillness in the midst of the distress. On the other hand, ‘reasoning’ being there to reason might pose a question and ask, is it so easy to understand growth in the midst of distress?
Also, reasoning and patience should keep togetherness. So that perfect patience may get to understand and treat ‘reasoning’ better. Because ‘patience’ would have learnt how to handle ‘reasoning’ when reasoning is there behaving as a critical thinker dealing with all things important, all things questions, all things analytical, all things relevant, all things desirable. As the goal is to remain focused on constructive thinking in the midst of problem-solving. On the other hand, ‘patience’ being there believing in calmness may pose a question to ask, is it so hard to have moments where it is ok to wait, to endure, even when reasoning just don’t get it.
So, perpetual patience without reasoning is a very dangerous position to be. It is in such situations that our minds get to rescue us to realise what is the main thing. This is a different take when it comes to promises. When the one who promised is faithful, we don’t count on patience but increase the investment positivity.
‘’These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.’’ – Acts 17:11.