In this era, walking this world, we have erroneously come to the conclusion that we need everything and we need it now. Where has patience gone? Where has peace fled to? Where is our human compassion and mercy?
Examining my own self, I know what I desire. I have hopes and dreams too. Some I have given up on. Some I have grown out of. Some I hold on to. Just because some of those dreams have not been fulfilled shouldn’t mean I give up on them. Only I must be patient and continue to strive for them.
If I become impatient then I am unhappy and peace cannot abide with me. If I have no peace or happiness in what I -do- have then I become a short-fused, narrow-minded, self-serving person. My compassion fades, my empathy and sympathy is denied, and my mercy is silenced. I loudly cry: what about me?? What about MY happiness?!
And the child next to me cries for milk and the elderly struggles with his bag of groceries and the forty-year-old writer just wants a hug and a little understanding.
Do I want my dreams and my hopes and my desires to become reality? Heck yes, I do! But a little lesson in self-reflection and a quiet spirit is in order. Am I worth it? Worth the wait? Is my soul worth it?
I know the rewards are worthy of my patience and time and energy. Therefore, I choose to wait. I will sit in silence and wait. And when I begin to lose hope, I will wait. And when I feel alone, I will wait. And though it doesn’t seem as if I’m understood, I will wait.
I will wait because I am worth it. And I will wait because you are worth it too.
tara caribou | ©2019