The Pain of Becoming – Nepo

“For the flower, it is fully open at each step of its blossoming.”

“We do ourselves a great disservice by judging where we are in comparison to some final destination.”

“The simple rose, at each moment of its slow blossoming is as open as it can be.”

“For nature takes time, and most of our problems of will stem from impatience.”

“However much we’ve done at the end of the day is more than enough; it is dream becoming truth.”  

– The Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo


The desire to run, the desire to achieve some mythical level has been overwhelming at times. It is only when I released expectations and began to just enjoy where we were that I felt calm. That Patience is a virtue and Enjoy the Journey crap does have truth to it.


4 thoughts on “The Pain of Becoming – Nepo

  1. Yes. Add “take time to smell the roses”, to keep to the theme of the quote 😉
    And to quote someone else (not as well known, at least by most): “there is no time, only eternity”
    So we are always perfect at any given time. All of us.
    Thanks for sharing!

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