The Future Awaits… With Patience

Calm, calmness; patience; surety, and a strong, solid belief that the future will look after itself.
Some things cannot be rushed. Some things will take their own time, no matter the emotions or events around them: the growing of a mighty oak, the turning of the seasons, the swelling of a woman with child. Time and patience. What will be, will be. The future can be guessed, predicted, planned for – but never known. What use then to expend emotion; anxiety, impatience, frustration?
No. Allow the mind to be in tune with the flow of the babbling brook; the waning and waxing of the moon; the movement of the wind; the growth of a blade of grass. Patience and protection: Patience IS protection – if you manage to cultivate patience, then you manage to protect yourself – against illusion, frustration, false pride, false hope. Wait, watch and Be, with dignity and grace, and surely the future will greet you warmly, gently, like a waiting friend.
Of course the future rears up in our minds – how could it not? All the ‘what ifs’ and ‘buts’, worries and drive and ambition, hopes and fears. And that is not to say we should sit back and do nothing. No, rather, to lay plans in the knowledge that the future is unknowable… to understand that we may do that which we must; no more, no less. To grow a beautiful garden, the seeds must be sown, the soil watered. But willing will not make the flowers bloom any quicker. Birds may eat the seeds, spoiling the best laid plans. We do what we must, in a gentle, loving, graceful way, and wait for the future to take care of its own. We must cultivate our own internal patience; our own waning and waxing; our own changing of the seasons, and understand and accept the we will survive whatever the future brings to us. And the more dignity, grace and patience we have within ourselves, the better our acceptance and fortitude; the deeper our understanding.
Forever is the future.
Forever is the present.
We are. Always.

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  1. I liked this very much..particularly this line…….our own changing of the seasons,
    Thank you

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  2. This is beautiful simply beautiful…mmmh… Such a poise and poignancy…

    Love this:
    “Patience IS protection…” and furthermore:
    “Be, with dignity and grace, and surely the future will greet you warmly, gently, like a waiting friend.”

    I bow,

    Julien 🙂

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