For today, I randomly picked a quote from the internet to get inspiration for something that may be important to share. It is interesting what quote my curser was resting on when I opened my eyes. Again, it is that patience thing.
Wanting to see more behind what is, is a natural impulse – at least in my opinion. Once we stop being curious about what else we can discover and want to gain insights or understand context, we may stop participating in this life. Life is growth in all possible meanings. When we are content with what we have, that’s ok, but being open and attentive to more is no contradiction. Actually, it is the result of being content. Contentment is a combination of awareness and gratitude. That condition automatically keeps the mind open, active, and awake for more things to welcome in life.
I think that is this active kind of patience: No need to hurry or run but take chances instantly when they fly by. As a frog sitting still on its water lily pad, only to let its tongue flick forward at the exact right moment to catch an insect. Only one millisecond earlier (or later), its lunch would have flown away.
So, it is about that right moment – not rushed, but not missed out of convenience or carelessness either. It needs a sharp yet serene mind. Or it simply needs the awareness that we are spiritual beings in a human body, making a human experience while rediscovering our spirituality (wow, what a sentence). Meditation can lead to this state… or simply the experience over the time we walk on this planet.
Spirituality is nothing we can or need to gain.
No one is more or less spiritual.
We all are spiritual beings covered by a body and the gift of forgetting.
It is only a matter of opening up to it to have full access.
Once that happens, patience won’t be a question anymore.
In Love and Light
An active kind of patience? Very thought provoking and you’ve given words to something I’ve felt but haven’t put my finger on.
Slow and steady is my mantra and at times I sometimes worry I’m too content and letting opportunities pass by, but as you say it’s a case of having enough awareness to recognise an opportunity and engage with it when it comes along, while still expressing gratitude for all we have in the present moment. A fine line indeed but one that’s worth pursuing with patience and persistence.
Thanks for sharing, I’ve just discovered your blog and shall follow with interest.
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Hi Rae, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a profound comment. Like everything we develop patience is a process. From trying to catch what we can up to turning away and waiting until opportunity hits us on the head (which barely happens). We also need to be patient with ourselves while learning to be patient. Maybe that is the first step reach a healthy patience in alighment with our inner self.
Again, thank you very much for your lines, Rae.
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