18 Ramadan 2018: The Art of Waiting

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. – Joyce Meyer

Waiting in life is inevitable. No matter how powerful or important one person is, we are always waiting ….

… for others;

… in lines;

… for things;

… for decisions;

… for storms;

… for reactions; etc.

It can be so frustrating especially when waiting involves interconnected decisions that hinge upon each other. However, while we try our best to reduce “wait times” and accept those that we cannot do anything about, the key is, as the quote above nicely points to, a positive attitude free of negative thoughts and assumptions that make waiting even tougher to handle.

Waiting does not necessarily amount to rejection, or being ignored or disrespected. Waiting is simply waiting for the right moment that god intends for us to uncover that which remains a mystery and god only delays things for good reasons that either help us appreciate that we are waiting for or prepare us for that which is about to be uncovered.

May god make waiting easy for us and may god, during this blessed month, help us see waiting for what it is, a journey to the right moment, the right place, and the right person.

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