Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to obtain your goals and dreams. Ray Davis
I was watching a food documentary the other day. It showed the processing time it takes to create beautiful food. What stood out in the documentary was understanding the long journey of a cocoa bean and the time it takes to become chocolate.
Cocoa trees begin to bear fruit when they are three to four years old. Only a small proportion of the flowers develop into fruit over a period of about five months. The trees are carefully pruned so that pods can be more easily harvested.
Each tree yields 20-30 pods per year and besides taking four years to produce fruit on the tree, it then takes the whole year’s crop from one tree to make 450gms of Chocolate!
As I watched the process from bean to the chocolate we buy, it reminded me yet again, that working through the journey of challenges and goals in life, always takes time, and requires patient acceptance if we are to get the results we want.
We all know how good quality chocolate tastes, so next time we feel impatient for our goals or our dreams to manifest, remember there is always a process and a journey. Accepting this each day, we learn to create beautiful results.