Divine Timing.

When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.
— Thubten Chodron

You don’t need to go looking for yourself. Center yourself in who you are, make a home for yourself. Open your doors wide, sit patiently, wait for your self to make it’s way to you. Trust that it knows the route. Be present for its arrival. 

I’ve always loved this quote because it hints at the idea of active, rather than passive “waiting.”  There’s the kind of “waiting” wherein you let your whole life go by – and then there’s the fully-immersed-in-living patience of faith.

We live in an instant-gratification world, within which people are becoming increasingly convinced that instant results are completely within their control, if only they figure out how to effectively micro-manage any given situation (esoterically/energetically or otherwise). Even a river unobstructed takes some time to reach the sea.

I’ve seen too many “coincidences” in my life NOT to believe in Divine Timing. Some things are on hold at the moment NOT because you’re doing something “wrong” (this sort of self-blame can be a spiritual ego-trap, pointing the finger at yourself by convincing yourself that all results ought to be under your control at all moments). Nor are the things that haven’t yet materialized “not meant to be.” Quite simply, sometimes the universe can take a while to arrange everything just perfectly.

Trust. Trust that good thing will come to you because you deserve them. Be genuinely grateful and joyful for what you do have in the mean time, in the now – and that’s where you find peace.

Always Stay Sweet 


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