Good things come to those who know how to wait, who know the value of patience, who dye their fruits of dedication, effort and endurance. And it is that everything that requires temperance erect around us a halo of enthusiasm and enthusiasm.
I love those people who know that between “planting and harvesting” there is a “watering and waiting”. Because it is vital to go back to despair, not to get confused when we come across the uncertainty of not knowing when everything we want will arrive.
“Everything comes to those who wait.”
Remember that spring always comes back
I remember that one winter my father needed firewood, so he looked for a dead tree and cut it. But then, in the spring, he saw desolate that the withered trunk of that tree was sprouting new twigs. My father said:
– I was sure that tree was dead. It lost all its leaves in winter. But you can see that it was so cold that the branches broke and fell as if the old trunk had not left a bit of life. But now I notice that it still encouraged life in that trunk.
And turning to me, he advised me:
– Never forget this lesson. Never cut a tree in winter. Never take a negative decision in adverse weather. Never make important decisions when you are in your worst mood. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. Remember that spring will return.
Everything happens, everything arrives, everything is transformed
Every reward will come, because time is responsible for closing the doors of the undesirable, helping us to fight the anguish and awakening our hope. That is why the moment will come when, upon awakening, our desires will win and the good will come to our life.
Surely you’ve heard more than once that “do not make the mistake of making permanent decisions because of temporary emotions.” This phrase contains the great value of patience, of the ability to calm down and take perspective
Because if we act without waiting for the best moment, we are probably throwing stones on our own roof, which will cause our roof to sink and cause us to find hope among our own emotional debris.
Work the patience of knowing yourself
Knowing how to wait requires, first of all, the patience to know oneself, to stop to reflect and to feel safe with ourselves. These are the characteristics that we must promote to contemplate the world with greater understanding and good sense.
Thus, patience is a gift that requires the knowledge of impulsiveness and thoughtlessness. Only through it will we achieve what we long for without paying an exorbitant price for it. But what can we do to cultivate our patience, make ourselves more cautious and know how to wait?
Breathing deeply is always a good resource for reflection. Let’s say that, somehow we are offering a break to our internal dialogue.
Discover the reason for your haste and impatience
Think about the reasons that lead you to act impulsively to impatient. Organize your times and rethink your priorities. This will help you to know yourself and to calm down in the intense moments.
“In this world nobody is too busy. Everything is a matter of priorities.”
Identify what things or people intensify your impatience
Sometimes people or situations in our environment generate a conflict in us that forces us to act without thinking. Think about this and try to settle it or take it into account.
Is your impatience useful? Is it justified?
Answer these two questions in a totally sincere manner and calmly search for patterns of behavior that are repeated and that are making it impossible to do well.
Take your time and expect the unexpected
There are some words of Jeff Foster that summarize perfectly this question:
“Regardless of how ‘wrong’ the stories become, you are always being invited to lower your pace, to breathe, to stop trying to solve everything, to get out of your own conclusions, to breathe again… “
Cultivating the gift of patience requires temperance like any other learning. That is why we have to practice tolerance in “realizing”, the ability to read the book of our life, to write it and rewrite it and to enjoy each blur and each new smile.