Mikkel Beckmen

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Cultivating patience

“Patience, like love, is one of the most powerful actions on earth. Much patience is required of us as we try to maneuver our lives, families and community away from a society whose predominant values seek to keep us divided and struggling.” — Mikkel Beckmen


Welcome, readers, to the “Starting Anew” column.  In this issue I will be touching on the issue of patience. I have not been good in this category, so I wanted to give focus as to how accomplishing patience can be beneficial to my life. During my time of incarceration, I had to learn patience; however, when I was released, I thought I would try to catch up on things I assumed I had messed up, be it with family, employment, finances, and other areas of my life. In many instances I would become frustrated, and my own self talk would deter me from wanting to finish achieving many goals. Continue Reading →

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