Monday, August 30, 2010

Patience

...remember that everything that will occur in your life will occur in its own time.
~~~Daily Om

I never considered myself a patient person. Always curious, I was five steps ahead of wherever I was trying to figure out what was coming around the next corner. I was never content to just be where I was. To me, life was a riddle just begging to be figured out...there just had to be a prize waiting for whoever figured it out first, right?

Um.....not quite.

Life has its own set of rules and its very own timetable, which, more often than not, is NOT synchronized with mine. Life has a funny way of reminding me that I am not in charge of the universe or, at the very least, my own little life! Sometimes it seems the more desperate I am for an answer, the longer it takes to arrive. The more anxious I am to find the resolution to whatever issue I'm struggling with, the more detours appear on my path. I have learned that life does not respond well to force...at least that has been my experience.

But wait...there's more!

The good news is that when I am able to extricate myself from that proverbial driver's seat and plop myself down in the passenger's seat, I am able to get out of my own way and let life happen! I can appreciate the scenery from the passenger seat in ways that I can't when I'm "driving". I just need to strap myself in and enjoy the ride!
Makes me wonder how much I missed when I was so busy trying to orchestrate (aka control) everything to happen in exactly the way I thought it should...which of course it never did.

I have come to believe that there is a bigger picture, and I do not have access to all the details. That's ok...I know that the details will come when I'm ready to receive them. For me, patience, trust, and faith are woven together and act as a security blanket that I can reach for when things in my life seem unmanageable. Everything works out in exactly the way it's meant to...whether or not I like the results.

Sometimes the end result is even better than anything I could have imagined...




2 comments:

  1. Aaah, like a breath of fresh air, so profoundly written!!!!

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