Rabbi Yisrael Salanter said:
Patience: Calmly confront whatever circumstance presents itself; absorb each blow that life brings
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Keeping this in mind, a teaching from Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe zt”l seems appropriate. R Shlomo Wolbe teaches (Alei Shor vol 2) that the root of the Hebrew word for patience, savlanus, is based on the root word sevel, which means to carry, load, or burden. Patience doesn’t mean waiting, it means being able to absorb and carry a particular load, despite the inconvenience.