Today, as I sit at my desk, looking at a list of projects I need to get done, I am reminded about how important it is to be patient. Remember the story of the farmer who was so anxious to have his crops grow that he went out and dug them up so he could see why it was taking so long. Of course, once a plan is made, follow up is necessary. Sometimes, however, doing nothing is the only action needed. Creating a plan is sort of like birth. The seed or idea is planted, then there is a period of growth, finally the project is born. None of this can be rushed. A state of meditation or calmness is necessary between steps. This allows one to be receptive to the best action.