Patience takes courage. It is not an ideal state of calm. In fact, when we practice patience we will see our agitation far more clearly.
I took these photos at the Denver Botanical Gardens several years ago when there was a show of African Sculpture in the Gardens. This figure was one of my favorites. The top photo shows the mother and the bottom photo shows her two children leaning against her large figure.
The quote from Pema reminded me of her patience and eternal support for her children, something the stone sculpture seems to reinforce. And what patience demonstrated by the artist!