Friday 19 June 2009

Patience - and the gentle art of breadmaking

I was talking to someone recently who was desperate for a situation to resolve itself. But this was not a situation that could be resolved overnight. It was a delicate issue that required time to evolve.

She, however, wanted to know the end result. Now! Patience was over-rated, she reckoned.

What helped her see it differently was the idea that there are some things that require time, that require patience. If we try to take the bread out of the oven too soon, it's just dough. Who wants to eat that?!

Sometimes, hard though it may be, it's best to allow a situation to mature. If we rush, we may force an issue too soon. If we can wait, the situation may unfold gracefully before us, with outcomes that we could never have predicted...

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