Wow, it’s been 6 days since I’ve written! Surely, it must have been something profound to have kept me away from the keyboard for so long. You would be right to assume so, for the experience of “being” is quite profound.
I suppose if I wanted to be really deep, I could end this rambling right there – and we could all just ponder the profound experience of being. But, that’s not really my style most of the time, so I’m going to share a little bit regarding a phrase that popped into my brain over the last week. It was about patience.
The sentence that arose within me was, “If you can tell me how long you’ve been waiting, you haven’t been patient.”
I guess that I had read, or heard a person say, something along the line of, “Well, I’ve been patiently waiting now for close to a year.” Hmmm. OK, maybe you haven’t made a fuss about your wait for close to a year, but that isn’t necessarily an indicator of patience.
“Waiting quietly,” and “patience,” are two entirely different things. One is a mental contrivance, and the other is a powerful spiritual energy.
Now, to be sure, there is great merit in having control over your mind and it’s propensity toward agitation and anger when you’re waiting for something. It is a good sign that you are steering the ship, and not the other way around – one of the primary, initial goals of most forms of meditation. Patience, however, is in a whole different category.
The state to which I am referring to as true patience has no concept of time, or even an attachment to an expectation of a particular outcome. It is likely that you will encounter very few people who display this characteristic. This patience, true patience, is built upon an unshakable foundation of sublime assurance that EVERYTHING is proceeding in Divine perfection. It springs from the realization that I AM, and that nothing can possibly “go wrong,” or “not happen soon enough.” This true and powerful patience understands that it is Eternity, having no beginning or end.
Is this difficult to understand? Yes, I believe that it is, because it is beyond what the human mind can grasp; it cannot be “known” in the traditional sense. And yet, it is not impossible to realize these Truths – it just requires discovering your own “end-around” play to use on your mind [I wrote about this briefly in an earlier post, found at: http://risinghawk.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-tricky-end-around-play/
None of this excludes you from making plans, taking action, and most certainly having faith that you will receive the fruits of that which you have set your heart upon. What it WILL do is remove every impediment to the flow of the Infinite wisdom and power that is ALL, that is also YOU, so that it can work freely. On a more visceral and tangible level, it will alleviate every vestige of stress and anxiety from your life. You will be experiencing that light, blissful feeling that accompanies…being. Nothing more, nothing less. At this stage, even the concept of “patience” vaporizes, as you have given it nothing to cling to. This is freedom at the highest level.
A bit deep for a Monday, I know. The again, what is more important than the ultimate in peace and freedom?
Many Blessings To All…