As a youth, I recall spending time sitting on a bank with a fishing line waiting for the fish to bite. Fishing is a patient man’s sport. We can make the bait more enticing, and we can find ways to place the bait within the vicinity of the fish, but we can’t make them bite. That choice is out of our hands. Part of the fishing experience is the waiting game — spending time alone with nature and our thoughts. Relaxing. Waiting. Listening.
I’ve heard it said that good things come to those who wait. It reminds me of a t-shirt my friends gave me that says, “Meditation: Don’t just do something, sit there.” Many people have lost the art of waiting — of quietly sitting on a porch, perhaps rocking in a swing, and allowing the universe to unfold. Rest assured, the universe will unfold with or without our help. If we think the world will stop without our attempts to control destiny, think again. Making plans and doing things are not wrong. But when we forget to let things unfold in their own time, we do ourselves and those around us a disservice. Make plans, dream, let your desires be known, and then simply follow the example of the fisherman on the bank. Wait for it.
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