Patience is as valuable as industry

Hurry is beside the point, useless, an obstruction.
The thing is to be attentively present.
To sit and wait is as important as to move.
Patience is as valuable as industry.
What is to be known is
always there.
When it reveals itself to you, or when you come upon it,
it is by chance.
The only condition is your being there and being
watchful.

~ Wendell Berry

Yet another beauty I found on First Sip.


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3 Comments

  1. Nadine
    Posted June 10, 2016 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    You have this uncanny ability to find and post words that are just right, this very moment. I suspect I have always loved words, but it is through reading here that I remembered how much I do.

  2. Posted June 10, 2016 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Needed this today, thank you. xoxo

  3. Posted June 11, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I love this quote- so much so that I shared it on my own blog a few weeks ago!

    admin Reply:

    Oh wow! I don’t know how I missed that!! #samewavelength