There is a right time and then there is a wrong time. What is important? Being patient. When I am watching Kung Fu Panda on T.V. then it is not the right time to come and talk to me about Sec 66 of the IT Act. I am going to shoo you off! Wait for the right moment if you want to have an intellectual discourse with me.
Our lack of patience is a fatal flaw. Let’s wait for the right moment! So many times we put in a lot of effort but all of it seems to be futile. And then we give up! And then all that effort actually goes to waste. All that was required was to wait for the right moment. What is the point of becoming disheartened and stressing out over something when we clearly know that ”only time will tell”?
Consider the following situation:
You’ve been in love with a girl for ages (assuming you’re a guy). But she’s been in a relationship for ages. And you’ve gotten as far as the friendzone.
Miracle! She finally dumps her boyfriend. Do you:
a) go and tell her how you feel about her?
b) be a good friend and support her? And when she is happy and grateful then you tell her how you feel about her!
If your answer is (b) then congratulations! You can wait! You have patience. There’s, of course, no guarantee that you’ll be rewarded for your patience in this case. But you should celebrate this quality in you. Most guys can’t wait!
But jokes apart, we see our generation is extremely restless. We wan’t the best of everything and NOW! That’s why a lot of writers refer to us as the fast food generation.
Be it the results of an exam, or an interview call or anything else. We shouldn’t feel negative (or in some cases, start celebrating) before the results are out! And even after the results, maybe we didn’t succeed but it doesn’t mean that we should give up. We need to continue putting in effort and wait for the moment when the effort pays off. And I’ll say, there’s a right moment to drop all efforts as well.
Here’s something interesting:
” I’ve been doing meditation everyday for the past 2 months. Nothing happened! It’s a waste of time.”
This happens all the time. With every fresh YES!+ graduate. Some are even more frustrated because they have also been attending weekly satsangs and still see nothing happen. First of all, what were you expecting? Secondly, it takes more time than a month or two and maybe even more. Something is happening even now. But its too subtle. Like the earth’s rotation. You don’t feel it happening. But in 24 hours, a whole day has passed! So be patient and wait. Just keep it up.
And I need a bit more patience as well. You can see, I didn’t spend much time in editing this one. But hey! If you read it to the very end then congratulations! You show potential to be a very patient person and, therefore, a sincere seeker.