Contemplation Day8

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 8

Patience does not mean to endure passively. It means to look at the end of a process. What does tolerance mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night, and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as not to be able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.“* 


Today’s affirmation: I hold a supportive thought of  the Truth of Life.

As I was contemplating on Rule No8 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

As I child I leant to protect myself from the senselessness of the world around me by resisting. I learnt early on that people around me were either mentally ill or very confused. These were puzzling times because of the ‘Big Brother’ type of regime we lived in. We lived with a sense of terror because we never knew what to expect to happen the next day.

I learn to protect myself by holding my fists up and ready to punch. As soon as I feel insecure because of the confusion around me, I move into resistance and self-protection.

When I move into resistance, I lose sight of the bigger picture. I become impatient and want things to be different now! I move into controlling and fighting my circumstances which creates fiction and persist what I don’t want.

It has taken me – I am still working on releasing the underlying beliefs and behavioural patterns – a long time, to generate trust through the Knowing of God and be able to move with the flow of Life. 

We live in crazy times of wars, and conflicts at every turn. I still find it scary sometimes but I know better now. I know that there is a Guiding Light shining on me that supports me at every turn. 

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. ‘They’ sounds odd to me to use and ‘it’ sounds lifeless. 

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