I want to share a story with you about patience. Once, there was this ancient teacher who grew old and needed to find a disciple to take his place. He thought the only right and proper way to figure this out was by doing a spiritual contest. His contest was to whoever can cross a stream without getting their ankles wet can be his successor. They were unable to use any man-made object in order to help them cross.
Many disciples tried and failed until a young girl came up and asked the ancient leader for a chance. The girl asked the ancient leader to wait for her as she prepared. Months go by and the girl finally told the ancient leader that she was ready. She walked across the stream and the ancient leader was shocked to see her ankles were still dry. The girl waited until winter had come and the river had frozen to ice enabling her to walk across the river without getting her ankles wet.
There are two things that I want you to understand. Whatsoever, you need to be able to cross the river of life, to understand the principles of life, because nature has provided you with a system that’s already set up. We are able to become mindful of that, you will be able to see things more clearly, so you don’t have to depend on any man machinery or miracles but rather on the laws of nature.
Secondly, but just as vital, that little girl understood the nature of things. She knew it was only a matter of time until the conditions will be right for her crossing. To everything, there is a season and these seasons are predictable. If you study them, pay attention to them, be more conscious and mindful, knowing this will give you a better understanding of life. It shows you how to be patient, persistent, resilient, and diligent because at some point in time you begin to understand that preparation is the key to success.
So when you can adopt a level of patience you will be able to see success because of your level of awareness, for it will heighten. This will allow you to become more conscious of things around you and this is what life is all about. To understand that there are cycles to understand, the necessity of the cycles, and to know that what you need physically, mentally, and spiritually is already here. You just have to become aware of it.