17 APRIL 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® Patience Equals Peace by Tim Connor Life is moving faster for more and more people today. Everyone seems to be in a rush. We drive faster, eat faster, get upset when a plane is 15 minutes late, and get all stressed out when we have to wait in line for anything. How can you deal with the peaks and valleys, disappointments, and a variety of other feelings, emotions, and circumstances? The formula - Patience Equals Peace - is one I would like you to consider. Patience is a relaxed state where the person trusts the process of their life regardless of how it may be unfolding moment by moment. Peace is the outcome of this outlook and philosophy. In all of life there are trade-offs. Trade off patience and you may live with more stress and its consequences. Trade off satisfaction and you will wind up in a race for stuff that someday won’t really matter. Trade off time with loved ones and friends, and someday you may be alone. A lack of patience is evidence of a lack of trust and acceptance; the willingness to let go of the control of your life to the ebb and flow of the universe. The world is changing at unprecedented rates. We are all being flooded with more new information than we can ever possibly read, understand, and/or assimilate - and it is going to get worse. Don’t get me wrong. I am not against progress, technology, and new ideas. I believe many of these are important in a balanced life. I also believe there comes a point when we may sacrifice what is really important in life - our inner peace and harmony or even the quality of our relationships - for access to the latest website, social media, or speaking on our cell phone while driving or other activities. Life has an interesting way of keeping us focused on what really matters. It guides us gently at first toward that which will nurture our soul, but if we continue to ignore its guidance, it uses more destructive or devastating attention-getting devices. Don’t be lulled into the state of a constant search for something else or better. Satisfaction and peace come with acceptance and patience, not rushing. In His service, Tim Tim Connor may be contacted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The Sub-Tite Cable Clamp by Product Depot, Inc. is specifically designed to protect electrical wires and pull cable by strongly securing the fasten cable to the drop pipe in the well casing. It is more reliable than cable ties or tape, which are common causes of broken or damaged pump wire. Constructed with safe plastic known to not trasmit chemicals, the self-aligning, self-adjusting, self-locking clamps are easy to use on 1-inch and 1¼-inch outer diameter rigid and poly drop pipe. Configured for 8-, 10-, and 12-gauge wire.