Heraclitus says, "You cannot step twice in the same river." I say to you, "You cannot even step once in the same river."
The river is continuously moving... There are ups, there are downs, there are days and there are nights.
Patience consists of seeing things in a way that everything becomes a joy to you. For example, you can see that every day has been sandwiched between two dark nights. That will give you good misery and sadness .... what a life it is... just a small day and two big, dark nights. A man of understanding will see that every night is so small between two beautiful sunny days. Life is the same -- your outlook changes.
There are people who will not look at the rose flower, they will look at the thorns. They will be in deep despair that existence cannot even produce roses without thorns, but they are paying more attention to thorns than to roses. A man of understanding will love the rose, and will take the thorn as a protection for the rose. It is a protection; the same rosebush is supplying juice to both .... to the rose and to the thorn. The thorn must have some natural function. Its function is to protect the rose .... it is a soldier, a guard.
Once you see life just from a different angle, your heart starts throbbing in a different way. Everything can be looked at with negative eyes, and there are people who will think about everything with negative eyes; they may become good critics, but they will be utter failures in life. There is a way to see life with positive eyes.
It is a change of perspective that brings patience to you. Then you know that everything is good, and everything is going to be better because it has been going on for centuries becoming better and better. There is no need to be worried about tomorrow; tomorrow is going to be better. The whole existence is involved in bettering itself. You have to be just a little patient, you should not be in a hurry. You should not ask that everything should be given to you right now.
Everything comes in its own time. Everything comes when you are ripe. Everything comes when you deserve it .... this is my experience.
Have a Lovely Day Friends !