“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Photo by Aron on UnsplashSometimes I think the whole metaphysical purpose of time is to teach us how we are not in control. We can plan, predict and micro-manage life, but still certain things take more time then we bargain for. Life doesn’t happen on our schedule. No matter how much we try and do things in our time, by a particular time, or on our schedule, if it is not the right time, things just don’t shift. Manifestation is a lot like this. You have to set your intention, do what work you can but then the rest is left up to trust.
Good things also take waiting for - lots of patience, which is a rare commodity in today’s society. We want instant gratification, satisfaction, we feel we don’t have the time to wait, are running out of time and don’t have enough time in our day to do everything we want to do. When we reflect back as I have done with this photo, and especially I find when I look at old photos of when my daughters were little, we really feel the passing of time. Our lives are short, we need to live them fully. The ‘how’ is up to us, but the ‘when’ is often out of our hands. We are not in control of the timing - and maybe that is a good thing. The lesson always is to trust in the flow, in the timing of things.
So even if it does not look like it, trust that life is unfolding as it should and things are working out in the right space and time.