We must lay our roots despite the ever changing soil; we must be strong and tenuous. Like it or not, inner strength IS a prerequisite for happiness, a prerequisite for upholding one’s mindset. One of the Buddha’s titles is “He Who Can Forbear.” To courageously endure, persevere and overcome all difficulties – The Buddha was a gracious embodiment of the virtue of forbearance. The power of faith gives us the strength to weather and survive any storm live may derive. Perseverance is the grace and essence of all teachings of The Buddha.
Patience and perseverance have the effect of standing before difficulties and obstacles and watching them dissolve as we move forward with our place of understanding.
Peace and Love, Jim