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Eighth Rule of Love

Dear all,

Today we shall see the eighth rule of Love from the novel Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak.

Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to look at the end of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as to not be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.

Quite often, we use the word Patience to refer to Endurance. But, I really like the definition here. It is seeing the end and therefore being at peace.

Thanks for stopping by!


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