Cultivating patience

Dear Ones,

At a time when spring is in full bloom in the northern hemisphere, I came across a beautiful quote (see below), in both French and English, that made me reflect on the importance of “Patience on the Path.”

Patience being one of the essential requirements of the pilgrim, along with humility and perseverance.

I am saying this especially because I have a tendency to realize and understand ‘things’ in retrospect. And perhaps I am not the only one.

On April 27th, I experienced some symptoms that were reminiscent of the cold I usually get once in a while when I get very tired. Except that I did not have a sore throat, which is a key ingredient in the mix.

Why was it missing? I asked myself, not understanding this sudden karmic episode.

It is only a week later, on a very limpid day, that I received most of the answers and connected inwardly to the very life my symptoms were associated with. There was a feeling of liberation and that may have been a liberation from karma!

Master Saint Germain would certainly say so!

I wish you well, dear Ones, and look forward to our cultivation this Thursday!

“Be patient”

When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready.

Martine Batchelor, Buddhist teacher and writer

« Soyez patient »

Lorsque vous plantez des graines dans un jardin, vous ne les déterrez pas chaque jour pour voir si elles ont germé. Vous veillez seulement à les arroser et à enlever les mauvaises herbes ; vous savez que les graines pousseront en leur temps. De la même manière, faites simplement votre pratique quotidienne et cultivez la bonté de votre cœur. Abandonnez toute impatience et à la place, contentez-vous de créer les causes du bien ; les résultats viendront lorsqu’ils seront prêts.”

Martine Batchelor, enseignante et auteur bouddhiste

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Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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