For enlightenment, the basic thing is patience, infinite patience. And readiness to wait, wait in love. This is difficult! Usually we wait in frustration, getting frustrated more and more.
Another type of waiting, is waiting in love. That waiting does not bring frustration. In fact, every moment is joyful and full of enthusiasm. That type of waiting is celebration.
You see? You don’t enjoy what you already have. You always look for the joy that you do not have. Your mind flows in that direction.
So waiting itself is very good sadhana (spiritual practice) that enhances the capacity for love, for acceptance. It increases the depth of our being. It’s very beautiful!
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar