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… 😂