“Flowers only bloom when they are ready. People are the same way. You cannot rush or force them to open just because you think it’s time. Be patient.”
– Timber Hawkeye, author of Buddhist Bootcamp
Image from Flickr by icathing
It’s early spring in Michigan and the entire state is breathing a collective sigh of relief, knowing that winter is over and the better weather is ahead. Although the snow has melted and we are experiencing a few April showers, we still have not seen the bloom we so joyfully anticipate.
Just as the Earth circles the sun over a 365 day cycle, we all need to take things in their own timeframes to practice greater patience with numerous aspects of life.
Where would exercising greater patience and not forcing or rushing matters make the biggest difference in your personal or professional life?