What do we know of patience? Well, as humans, not much. We are impatient creatures. We want everything now. We want everyone to move as fast as we do, or faster. We do not want to creep along like a snail or a tortoise. We want to gallop like the horse and jet like the eagle.
The definition of patience is "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset" according to Google Search. Nature tolerates droughts, pestilence, floods, freezing, snow, interference by man, and setbacks from animals. Then, everything carries on.
Patience, then, is accepting, instead of expecting.