That which is worth building takes some time. It takes time because God wants to know how much you really want it and because things worth building have microscopic detail which most people never take the time to understand or pay attention to.
So don’t be so tough on yourself. You can’t rush a good thing anyway, so don’t slow things down by thinking you’re not good enough or that there is something wrong. There is nothing wrong. Things are the way they are supposed to be, that is if you carefully planned, as much as is humanly possible, and you know what is required and the time it takes.
Anything worth building evolves over time. Life is not a lego box waiting to be put together. Life is a complex chemistry kit or word puzzle. Many options and infinite number of unknown possibilities. Life is like a fridge magnet poem. Everyone that buys one is given the same exact words, but what they do with them is infinitely different. The words themselves are meaningless. We give them meaning by choosing and carefully putting them in order and saying something.
Things worth building say something. They say something about who we are and what we are capable of, but more importantly they connect us to one another and give others hope that despite the news broadcasts things are going to be ok.
Better than ok. Life can be great and bountifully beautiful.
But we need some kindness at times. Kindness we are very reserved to show, maybe because there people have been most unkind at time throughout our whole lives. But no matter what they have shown us on the whole, we have to be kind and remind ourselves often that things simply take some time.
If you are trying to lose weight, it will come off, the same way it came off, a little bit at a time. If you find yourself in debt, things will get better the same way, just a little bit at a time.
With discipline and dedication. With faith and perseverance. And with a little bit of time.
What’s the hurry anyway. We know that death awaits us, and maybe this is what freaks us out and makes us run around in panic. Maybe our avoidance of what is to come causes us to be anxious and to demand that things happen right away, because we feel insecure as to what is to come.
But life requires some letting go. A lot of letting go. Life is an infinite game, and not a finite one. If life is a game of tennis, it does not depend on us scoring a point and winning a set, but rather being grateful for another opportunity to return a serve.
There is no guarantee how many serves we will get, but it’s important to return as many as we can. Not all serves are created equal. Some come fast and furious and others slow and steady. It will take some time to learn to hit back. It’s going to take some time. Time we should cherish. Time we should savour. Time we should be grateful we have in the first place.
Cover photo generously provided by photographer Stanislav Kondratiev.