Sunday, October 21, 2012

Patience


“Sometimes we are impatient.  When we are impatient, we get no rewards.  Let other people do their own thing.  Wait, take your turn when it comes.  The Creator will always put something in your future, something very special.”  ~Franklin Kahn, Navajo~

To wait with patience is not always an easy task.  Throughout life, we sometimes find ourselves waiting for the turn in life’s road that brings us to the path of new changes and challenges.  It is within these times that we are likely to become impatient.  Nothing seems to happen and we feel stagnant, stuck.  We do not see these times of rest as a blessing or a time to reflect on our previous experiences and to take an account of the lessons those experiences taught.  Often during our time of rest, we will come across memories of times when we felt just as we do now as we wait for the tides to turn us to our new direction.  Breathe, reflect, be patient…

We all have goals and desires for our future and we sometimes see others moving forward with their lives while we see ourselves standing still.  For whatever reason, the time for our new journey to begin is not yet right.  As we watch another finding their path, we may feel a twinge of jealousy for their good fortune; or we may fear that we are alone and left behind.  This may cause us to forge ahead before our time is right in which case we may discover that we are unhappy in our circumstance or that we are unable to complete the journey or attain the outcome we desired.  We may discover later that while we blundered down the wrong road at the wrong moment that another better path presented itself that was perfect for us.  It is best to stay grounded where you are. Express encouragement and be happy for the other person and offer advice or assistance if needed.  Be happy, encourage, advise, be patient…

We are not always sure of what new path we want to take or for what new path we are waiting.  Sometimes, even though we know it is the right road to travel, we are tentative about stepping onto the path that opens for us.  At times such as these, we need to combine courage with faith and patience.  If the path is right, even if it is unexpected, we find through contemplation, that our previous experiences have led us to this particular step in our life’s journey.  Although we may think that to travel a particular road is a waste of our time, eventually we find that it is a necessary step to reaching our goal.  We find that our experiences and the lessons we learn on this road lead us to a better understanding and an increase of knowledge that we need in order to arrive and accomplish our dreams.   Be courageous, have faith, be patient…

We all envision what our dreams will encompass and what our lives will be like when we reach our goals, yet sometimes what comes to us is not exactly what we imagined.  Sometimes as we travel our road a disaster, loss, or tragedy occurs that causes us to lose sight of our path.  These occurrences also can cause a deviation to our dream’s outcome. However, these experiences come to us with life lessons that we must learn before our dreams or goals come to fruition.   These experiences may throw us off balance into a state of depression or cause us to lose sight of our dreams.  During these times of struggle, it is important to have strength and to be thankful for all we do have or even for all we had and have lost.  It is important that we remember that there are those who have less than we have, or even those who have lost and will never find peace.  It is in accepting our losses and moving forward on our life’s path that we develop the ability to adapt to having less, yet finding more.   Although we may find that our dreams have not come to fulfillment as we foresaw, we find they are rewarding in such a way that we are happier than we ever imagined.   Be strong, be thankful, be patient… Your time will come!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read. ~Yvonne~
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