“While God waits for His temple to be built of love, Men bring stones.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
I’m one of those people who feel guilty if I’m not running around doing this and that.
This is probably partly due to the fact that I’m not a patient woman.
So while I’m waiting for approval, or waiting for people to get it, I keep myself busy with activities like bringing stones that won’t build what I need.
Some things take time to come to fruition.
Some things take hours, days, and years to pay off.
Most of these ‘things’ are qualitative as opposed to quantitative.
Like raising a child…
or bringing a dream to a place of reality.
It takes love, patience, understanding and stick-to-it-ness.
Things we can’t measure.
One has to listen, to understand, to support, and yes to…wait.
So why am I, and so many others obsessed with immediate, measurable, I-can-count-the-widgets, definable, quantitative results?
We need to stop…
be present in the moment…
We need to stop bringing stones if we want to build a temple of love.