viernes, 2 de mayo de 2008



It is really something admirable that some people are able to flow with the fact of not fighting against the clock, and wait calmly for what has to happen. Out of stress, or insomnia, without any sign of physical damage. Hurry is a killing habit.

They don´t let doubt an uncertainty affect them, and solve issues easily. Realizing that they can't control all things and be prepared to the worst that can happen. It is one of the most prominent features of wisdom. Patience, is inner peace, soul quietness, self-control, without any worry.

On the other hand, impatience is linked to anxiety. Not only, overcharges our mind, but makes us daring and out of control. If we could examine our behavior, we could see that a big deal of our daily mistakes are because we don´t know to wait. Because sometimes if we could only waited some more minutes, maybe those would be enough for the solution, or response to come. Pushing for the events to happen is not always good, undoubtely, sometimes its good to have initiative, but in many cases, the best is step aside and let God take control over them.

On the opposite side of those who exercise patience, restless people want to establish their lifestyle, so that we follow their rythm, and walk their steps. They disrespect silence, break rules, and become like rebellious children facing life. They can´t stand the "later" or "after". Their own existence revolves around the "right now", or the control of everything in the mere moment, they are time slaves. Impulsive, by nature, accelarated by vocation and highly toxic for human relationships.

Thus, this kind of people live suffering the consequences of a restless, exhaustive life. Meanwhile those who exercise patience flow with the natural events. One plays with random and uncertainty, while the other smiles facing destiny.

Patience is a fruit from which the Holy Spirit wants to make us full of, so that we can live and practice it. (Gálatians 5: 22).

You can see, kind and joyous children who sleep a lot all day, and cry little, and their reactions to frustration are few. On the other hand, there are some restless children, slepless and highly demanding for attention. Elders, acquire the strenght of an inteligent conformity. They don´t go against all odds anymore, do not search for certainty in a stubborn way. Delays are seen as an oportunity to rest. There are certain calm earned by years, a mischievous but cute look goes with all grandparents. Patience has become their companion.

The art of learning to wait, is a hard virtue to acquire. It implies the realization of our own limitations. It means to flow with circumstances and make peace with the need of control. It´s to learn to be steady in first base. And face delays without worry.

If you learn to wait a little bit more than you are used to, maybe things could be better. It doesn´t mean that you have to become a "chronical waiter" pasive, and without motivations. But, if you could wait a little longer, maybe just second, you would realize is really not that bad to give life some space, and get patience give its fruit in your life.

When hard times come, God cheer us up, and says:

Consider it pure joy,
my brothers,
whenever you face
trials of many kinds,
because you know
that the testing of your faith
develops patience.
Patience must finish its work
so that you may be mature
and complete,
not lacking anything.

(James 1: 2-4)

I waited patiently
for the Lord;
he turned to me
and heard my cry
(Psalms 40: 1)

by Henry Leguizamo

No hay comentarios: