Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Patience is always rewarded, Is it ??


Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear ~ Lao Tzu

Patience is something that doesn't come naturally, not to me at least. It's like one of those drinks which I always want to taste but, guess what, I'm  too penurious to buy it.  Impatient heart races fast, trust me... very fast and it pumps so hard that sometimes I feel like it'll come out and it will redecorate the walls that stand beside me. But I deny the fact all the time. There's no way in my right mind you'll ever see me agreeing that -"I'm patience-deficient". I'll lie right away, on your face, like any sane person would. 
I guess I need melioration. I want to be more like that antecedent river that keeps flowing in the same way no matter what shall come in its way. Will I ever be able to do that.. Well I'm leaving that to later times.

Patience, the elixir
people say, I find it hard
to look at it that way
what's wrong in
swimming little fast
stroll a little longer
along the ocean vast

Unlimited, my desires
queries that I acquire
ideas bombarding my head
diffused, perching in shreds
holding off, just to set free
temptations, incentives
of copious degrees

I know people are right
I just wonder why they always are
warriors they say, time and patience are
trying hard, not to babble
from this blithering mouth
just wanna learn directions
before things, as they can, go south

Flaccid heart of mine
runs marathon everyday
with this ceaseless scrimmage
construction followed by damage
then synthesis again
new queries, different reasons
new plot, a whole new stage
Be patient Rainer Maria says, toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like those locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer :)

59 comments:

  1. It is tough to wait for long but let the dust settle.

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    1. very very tough Sir..
      needs a lot of determination !!

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  2. I'm stopping in from the blog hop. (A day late.)

    I'm a home schooling mom, and I had this discussion the other day with another home schooling mom. She said the biggest response she hears when people find out she teaches, "Oh, bless you! I wouldn't have the patience for that." Because she was born with an over abundance of patience. *scratching brow* It's definitely one of those things that only grows with practice.

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    1. Welcome Crystal..
      no worries.. and I agree with you.. it grows with time. I guess I'm more patient and mature than I was few years back :)

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  3. Good things come to those who wait :-) And this famous Hindi saying "The fruit of patience is sweet"

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    1. I'll wait for the right moment boss :)
      Thanks !!!

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  4. Beautiful expression Jyoti!
    I liked the quotation "Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear" I would say...yes, I have.:)

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    1. Thank you :)
      I'm in the process of transitioning from a no to yes !!

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  5. आपकी और टिपण्णीकर्ताओं की का समर्थन करते हुए मै भी यही कहूँगा "सब्र का फल मीठा होता है" - प्रशंसनीय प्रस्तुति

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  6. Depends on what it is for me, I can be patient, but I like to keep busy

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    1. hehe..
      totally it depends on that only :)

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  7. Exactly my feelings too. I never admitted I lacked patience too. Hopefully , I am learning now to be more patient. The age demands it, I guess. :)

    Loved the poem.

    Haven't been here in a while, thought I will drop in.

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    1. Welcome back.. good to see you again :)
      we are riding the same boat then :P

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  8. I am only patient with regards to certain things. Most days I am just all over the place. Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. I am definitely returning the favour. It is so nice meeting you.

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    1. Nice to meet you too Murees..
      I'm much like you..
      sometimes patient and well rest you know :P

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  9. Patient? No. More like distracted. lol. Great poem.

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    1. haha
      story of my life.. most of the times I'm too that way :P

      Welcome Tanya !!

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  10. Being patient does not exclude being proactive does it?

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    1. nope, not at all
      I think no one can never put on act of patience in all circumstances..

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  11. ...how foolish i am to write & talk about patience when it seldom be seen on my acts... ha.. it's easier said than done.... i think the best things are happening in times when we tend to rush everything around... loved loved Lao Tzu & his metaphors... smiles... very insightful Jyoti...

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    1. hehe.. agree with you Kelvin..
      much easily said than done :)

      Well RUSH has its own pros and cons.. Isn't it ?

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  12. Patience even cures patients.But if you have to hurry, have stability in hurry, not a mess. Nice thought! nice thought!

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  13. Most of the time I'm impatient, not that easy for me to keep calm and stable all the time. But, in some situations I have patience. I guess having patience or not depends on situation and nobody is completely patient or impatient. Lovely poem Jyoti!

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    1. agree with you valli..
      depends on situation... hehe and yeah ain't nobody SAINT..
      everyone loses at some point :)

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  14. patience has not always been easy for me...i make things happen and so i want to see results....its been a learning process in realizing all things have their time...

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    1. true..
      everything takes a diff time..

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    2. smiles. have a wonderful day jyoti

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  15. nice read , patience is not one of my strengths

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  16. I really feel I've made progress as far as patience is concerned. It's something that we become more attuned to with age in my opinion. At least that's the hope!!

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  17. Patience upto certain point is fine.Taken too far it is no virtue.Time and tide wait for no man is the adage but there should be a sense of timing.

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    1. right... too much patience does no good..
      it irritates i guess

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  18. patience is a virtue which only few have in this world, impatience is the undoing of the humans... very thought provoking :)

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    1. Thank you Israr :)
      Good to see you... we all are born impatient.. aren't we ?

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  19. Patience is something I stick from beginning, perhaps my physical activities have direct link with patience since I lack ability to do things fast it also slow down the inbuilt. I would wait patiently for long time to achieve or buy something that could be nothing for others as well waste of time. I think only patient people can learn many things clearly, but experience is something keep away patience.

    Interesting poem jyoti! Great thought

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    1. Thank you jeevan..
      I just wish you never have to wait for long for anything :)

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  20. ah i can relate - i'm not a very patient persone - i have to learn to slow down...and be patient with those around me...and myself...smiles

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    1. neither am I Claudia.. :)
      I'm in the learning process too.. taking steps one by one

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  21. Provocative and intriguing, Jyoti. "Patience, the elixir people say..." This reminds me of my mother. Her favorite saying? Patience and perseverance will overcome all difficulties. She lived by the rule and instilled it in her children. The result? I'm far too patient with others, often letting them take advantage, while at the same time I have no patience with my own weaknesses.

    All good things in moderation.

    VR Barkowski

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    1. My mum says same... guess all moms are same :P
      true... everything's good in limits

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  22. Love that quote ~ This is something I have to learn to because all things come to us in their own way and time ~

    wishing you happy week ~

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  23. Patience is a virtue and lots of people lack it.Nice post as usual Jyoti.

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    1. Welcome on Random Scribblings..
      and thanks :)

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  25. Dear Jyoti,
    You've shown a measure of patience just in writing this post! ;-)

    Thanks for the recent visit to my blog. I'm sorry it's taken me some time to stop by...my schedule is really hectic & I don't get to post or visit my blogging friends as often as I used to. With that being said, I appreciated your presence. Have a great weekend!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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    1. Thank you Andy.. :)
      you too have fun all weekend !!

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  26. lovely thought...
    a quality that everyone need to posses but only a few succeed

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  27. So beautifully written...you've stolen my heart

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  28. Patience pays in the long run, and in the process, it also makes us stronger :-)

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  29. Greatly penned as always :)
    Guess what? Ain't into poetry that much but I do read your every verse!
    #delighted :)

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