Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.
There is a story of a man who bought his dream home with a 360 degree view of the vast ocean, but a day after he moved, a deep fog set in. Frustrated with the situation and the inability to see, he decided to move back to his old apartment and wait for it to lift.
The day he left the house, the fog lifted and when he finally decided to move back to the house, the fog set in again.
Having spent the last month or so trying to find the perfect home, it felt like the fog came in. At times I couldn’t see anything in front of me or behind me and I knew, all I could do was trust that in time it would lift.
When the fog sets in through life, we can lose sight of our dreams and our hopes. During those times we can try and take control and run from the discomfort of not knowing.
In the fog we can believe that all is lost and that the path ahead will always look like this.
Sitting in acceptance and surrender during this uncertainty, rather than trying to control and resist this path, is how we move through the fog.
I waited and learned to trust each day that my home would arrive in the perfect time. I trusted that what I was seeking, was seeking me, and in that daily surrender, the fog lifted and I found it.
We now have a beautiful new home. It’s perfect and of course; arrived in the perfect time!!
How many times have I had to learn this lesson!!?? About a million… 😂
32 thoughts on “Timing”
Congratulations on the arrival of your new home! This is a most inspiring post and provides a meaningful name for where I am…in the fog. Blessings to you. 💕
Yes it’s true and the fog always lifts Carrie. Thankyou 💕
Appreciate knowing that, too. Never been here before. 😊
That has happened to me too, million times! Sometimes it is hard to learn a lesson 🙂
Yes so true Helen! Learning slowly 🙏🏻
Happy for you Karen ❤
Thankyou Sawsan! 💃🏼💕
Beautiful works Karen. To surrender and trust is so lovely and then life begins to flow like a beautiful stream. X Melissa
Exactly! It’s the only way to live. Thanks Mel 💚💕
About a million is a bit short for me. Wonderful post Karen.
Ha yes, I may have underestimated that for me too! 🙄
And congrats on new home. All the best.
This is so so good Karen! I’m happy your new home showed itself at just the right time. 💛
Yes always! Me of little faith ha 💕😀
God bless your new home. Patience is a virtue, and as you have proved, one to be embraced.
So true Alan. It’s a virtue I would love to master. Thankyou 🙏🏻
So happy to read you have a new
home that you love, Karen. The best things in life do seem to require our patience. 🌺
Without a doubt Jennifer and I appreciate them so much more 🙏🏻💕
Very nice. Fog is a wonderful image for life.
Thankyou Lisa 💚💕
Lovely story and yes, a lesson we keep learning over and over! Patience.
Thanks Heather! We all understand that word. 💕💚
Yes there is always a time. As sometimes how ever much we work hard and try the time has to come for whatever to happen exactly and patience is the key. Best of luck with your new house 🙂 ❤
So true and Thankyou. Nice to have you here. 🙏🏻
i’m happy hearing
of your precious gift, Karen 🙂
Thankyou David, it is a gift. 🙏🏻
Congratulations! It’s always the same, eh? Whether waiting for a new job, new mate, new house–we are tested:).
So true. Same same every time! I’m learning to do it better Kristine 💕
Such a beautiful reminder for me this morning. It’s 100% about faith, right? I went through a heartwrenching year, which I know you understand, and there was a point when I just wanted it all to stop. I would just lay in bed trying to remember what the absence of pain felt like, or even just a level of pain that didn’t make me want to stop breathing. That’s how I got through it, well am getting through it. I would try to get through that minute remembering past minutes that could provide hope the next ones wouldn’t feel so excruciating. So, yes, the fog is lifting. I did have to go search for better views, but only because I knew I was facing in the wrong direction. 🙂
Thank you for your honesty and strength. Beautiful writing.
Thankyou for your heartfelt comment. Working through deep pain has to be minute by minute, in order to cope. You have great courage within you, otherwise you could not face it. May the fog continue to lift for you and may you find the path that leads you to infinite love, healing and abundance. 💕