The endless parade of faster gadgets, social media and our ostensible desire for constant connection and instant response, a foreign policy predicated on immediate results-in the face of our reverence for speed, patience can seem passive, wimpy or like a cop-out, but this is a superficial critique. Explored fully and brought to life, patience taps the spring of original wisdom. It invites us to surrender our futile struggle for control and let go into the rhythms of an unhurried universe. This issue of Mountain Record looks at patience from a spiritual perspective, beginning with an exploration of what it is. Includes writing by Thich Nhat Hanh, Trungpa Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, Eihei Dogen, Robin Hart, Sister Joan Chittister, Vaclav Havel, Congressman John Lewis and more.