The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word...
Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
-excerpted from “The Rock” by T.S. Eliot
In patience is the time and space to receive wisdom. It is the calm within the storm of human activity, it is the stillness within you from whence brilliance, creativity and genius leap forth into expression.
The knowledge and experience of motion must be mastered in order to live a truly generative life, but without the knowledge and experience of stillness, that which is created will prove in due time to be a testament to man’s ignorance and arrogance.
4 thoughts on “Patience VII”
Beautiful description of patience. Thank you.
Surely wisdom is the greatest need for human beings in this day, and indeed patience is the doorway to wisdom. Your posts on this subject are a great gift, and the gift to which they point is greater still. We are made to reveal wisdom, and to work together to let that integrated state manifest. Everything else turns on this.
Patience does open the door to knowing a centering that brings an awareness of how to bless one’s world creating worthwhile living springing from the reality of ourselves. So aligned our part in bringing heaven on earth is fulfilled in depth of heart.
We were designed to live not just survive. In the stillness comes the direction we need to live. Our existence then becomes a part of the eternal continuum that provides the Creator with another means to work in the Earth. This is what matters. We become the brilliance that should be mankind.