Sunday Meditation – Patience

Patience. Some things simply take longer. They surpass the deadlines we assign them, present problems we failed to anticipate and highlight how poor our effort has been. We often expect to be able to bend and control for speedy results. Yet sometimes the work we do isn’t ready. This is the point many give up. They move on to the next project, building up a collection of unfinished or rushed works. But this is the moment to choose and to decide to learn from what we are actually undertaking. When we toil for the work, giving our best effort each day to it, our patience is rewarded. We have a finished project that has shaped us along the way, moulding our core and equipping us with a wealth of new skills and understandings, and we receive the benefit being lifted from amateur to professional.

Sunday Meditation – Try

Try. We hold back too often from fear of not being perfect, of getting something wrong, of not having all the answers. We stay silent and still and face the regret after the moment has passed. Without making an effort we will never get better. When we try we get rewarded. We gain an understanding of what we have learnt and what we need to work on. This is the reward of stepping forward and fumbling with a new skill. We are surrounded by people who have mastered what we are aiming for and they are willing to help us move forward into new territory. Yet until we try, casting aside all self doubt, the information we need to continue on will not be given. So be brave, step forward, try. Learn, improve, try again.