Patience is about presence -- being, living exactly in the literal and figurative place you are. Wherever you are on the map of a Work In Progress, because indeed we all are.
I get frustrated with my partner, because he is also a Work In Progress. I get anxious for the future, because something about now is uncomfortable. I get antsy for someone to make their move when the ball's in their court, because it's out of my control.
I'm learning many things are out of my control, and it's not necessarily a bad thing. There's a careful balance to strike between action and surrender. I think patience is also about that.