December 21, 1979
December 21, 1979
Patience is directly proportional to the purpose. If you really want, if you know what you want, you have Patience. When you are not really sure of what you want, you’re hasty, you want to arrive soon to see if it will satisfy you, because if it doesn’t, you’ll move on to another purpose, and if that doesn’t satisfy you, you’ll move on to yet another… That is the way for most people: they do a lot of things, a bunch of things, but they never really do anything, because they don’t know what they want.
He who knows what he wants, who knows that he will find it, who has at least felt that he will find it, this one isn’t in a hurry. This one knows that in the very progression of everyday life, of every instant of the day, he will be learning what he wants, because what he wants – if it is the Universal Purpose – is within him. So, every instant, every look, every fact heard, every word heard, every person, every aura touched, every sensation provided by the five senses, will be a lesson to him. He will always be learning.
This is important! It’s very important that this be said to you now, because you will only be able to savor things if you start to observe everything.
So, Patience is self-cultivated when you know what you want. It goes all by itself. It appears by itself; because lack of Patience is usually associated with wasting time, that is, “I’m wasting time, I’m here not doing anything; could it be that this is what I want, or isn’t it?” Well, then the main thing hasn’t yet been understood, and the main thing is that you are never wasting time, as long as you know that at every instant, many lessons are presenting themselves around you. You are always having a lesson. Every instant you are learning. But you have to know at least what you want – your life’s objective!