How you can use as its waters to reflect on and then improve your life and is to welcome back on to the Mid-Week Meditations that weekly dip into the pool of the stoic wisdom.
In the Book 1 ch.15 by Epictetus says- “No greater thing is to be created suddenly to any of the more than a bunch of the grapes or a fig. If you tell me what the desire of a fig it is to answer you that there must be time. Let’s is the first blossom, and then to bear the fruit, then ripen.”
What Does It Actually Means
This is a quote that fairly straightforward, but yet it carries a lot of the weight. These are the basic messages that are for the great things-projects, inventions, works of the art, personal goals take time and the effort that to produce. Patience is a virtue and that to do the great things you must couple it with the unrelenting persistence.
But still, there is something that is more to the Epictetus’s comparison to the figs and the other fruits that not only does it takes is the time to grow a fig but there are several of the stages and the transitions for the fig to reach and its completion to the edible stage.
What You Can Take From It
Success is not something that can happen in an instant and no matter what nature is you may hear tales of the overnight successes from time to time but that you’re not getting the whole story. What you can really is seeing somebody is seizing by an opportunity and the thanks to the years of the hard work and the preparations they’ve put in. You may also be seeing as their “fig” for the first time, but they may spend a lot of the time and the energy they are growing on it.
Sometimes your work doesn’t pay off immediately for which you shouldn’t get discourages. That is not the way the world can operate even after all the even success as small as small as a fig, a fruit that you can devour in a matter of the seconds that requires time, growth, and the milestones that must be met along for the way. Set for the milestones as for your own goals and then to stay as the course-blossom, bear the fruit, then let it ripen. It is to focus on the turning of your work into the plump, juicy fig that can dangles as the temptingly as from the tree to the life. Eventually, it is the hand of the opportunity that will come to pluck it, and you will be ready for it.