Lately I have been thinking about one of my teacher Mr. Ambrister’s sayings. When I take time to really think about the meaning, it is one of the most comforting lessons on the spiritual path. He would usually say this to me after telling me to make haste while the sun is still shining. This I understood perfectly. He meant to get busy and do what I can while I still can. But then he would throw in the kicker. Just while I was thinking about how I have to hurry up and get busy to do whatever it is we are talking about at the time he would say, “don’t worry Sunny, no need to worry, take your time, but make haste.” This would throw me all off. I would say to myself, “I thought he just said to make haste?” Then one day he said, “the real making haste is the meditation.” Then I got it.
We must move forward and not waste time. We must be devoted to carrying out our mission at hand. We must also not worry about how fast we move. We should be sure to take time to meditate. The meditation will clear our mind and give us strength, ideas and direction that will take us to our goal much faster, while we maintain peace of mind. I have even seen where the meditation seemed to make opportunities just show up out of nowhere. For these reasons the meditation is the real making haste.