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Learning to Wait October 3, 2010

Posted by Carole Lynne in Carole Lynne reads Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, practical action, Spiritual Priority.

Patience is hard to come by in 2010. We have learned to expect things to be done quickly and we do not like to wait for anything.  Words by the Mother, one of the founders of the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry, India are helpful to me as I try to find again the patience I had growing up. In those days, long ago, we expected to wait for things to happen and we expected it to take  a long time to reach our goals.

Words by the Mother

“When one aspires for something, if at the same time one knows that the aspiration will be heard and answered in the best way possible, that establishes a quietude in the being, a quietude in its vibrations; whilst if there is a doubt, an uncertainty, if one does not know what will lead one to the goal or if ever one will reach it or whether there is a way of doing so, and so on, then one gets disturbed and that usually creates a sort of little whirlwind around the being, which prevents it from receiving the real thing. Instead, if one has a quiet faith, if whilst aspiring one knows that there is no aspiration (naturally, sincere aspiration) which remains unanswered, then one is quiet. One aspires with as much fervour as possible, but does not stand in nervous agitation asking oneself why one does not get immediately what one has asked for. One knows how to wait. I have said somewhere: “To know how to wait is to put time on one’s side.” That is quite true. For if one gets excited, one loses all one’s time – one loses one’s time, loses one’s energy, loses one’s movements. To be very quiet, calm, peaceful, with the faith that what is true will take place, and that if one lets it happen, it will happen so much the quicker. Then, in that peace everything goes much better.”

– The Mother [CWMCE, 5:396-97]
Psychic Medium and Inspiration Author Carole Lynne





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