the end of waiting


you said “wait”
and so i did
and so i realised
that you were right
waiting is not a choice

it is all i can do
and if it is all i can do

then at the least,
i must do it well

well enough
for the waiting to finally end


I have always struggled with patience.
More about it here Just One Request
and I wondered how to wait in Pratiksha – the Wait.

What you resist, shall persist.

I have done my best not to resist,
and I hope the manner in which I waited
shall now reward me with the end of waiting.


Inspiration: Sadhguru


15 thoughts on “the end of waiting

  1. I love how you chose to word this:
    “i must do it well
    well enough
    for the waiting to end”
    For me it speaks of patience and a sense of mindfulness, of being present to myself in the waiting and with this comes the moment when it ends. Like witnessing.

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  2. If patience is a virtue, the opposite is a ‘vice’ I share with you… I’d prefer we call it a trait, though! Loved the way you’ve captured your wait, although I have a question – isn’t waiting a choice, based on decisions we make?
    And that line about what you resist, persists = wow, so bang on!
    Hope you’re well? And compliments of the season, S, ’tis the time to be merry!


    1. The resist & persist was a lesson I learnt years ago from one of the programs I attended. It is really very true.

      There are times we will need to to wait, so wait we must. Also waiting doesn’t mean doing nothing. It is like a farmer who plants and nurtures a seed to his ability….then wait. In the bigger picture most of our choices and decisions are so trivial.

      My 2 cents :)

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    1. Hi Ranu, sure we should move on hopefully having learnt a lesson.

      The important thing is how we conduct ourselves during that period of waiting.

      Pratikkha is a beautiful word.

      Thanks :)


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