Our life is just like this truck. This truck keeps moving with its fixed speed (or the one which its driver has fixed for it) and the other vehicles behind it are kind of teased by this "Got patience??" tag..:P. In real life, the god, destiny is our driver, our body the vehicle and we are the chasers(other vehicles) that keep trying to overtake what God (the driver) has destined for us. Our destiny and God keep teasing us with all the bumps, highs and lows, in our life to test our patience or rather which can be called 'endurance'.
Our patience is tested right from the origin of our life, when we have to take a complete form of a baby from a sperm in the mother's womb, then to come out to this world, then to grow up, then to rank high in school, college, then to get a good life-partner, then to be rich, then to have good kids, & as we know, the list goes on. That's not all, even while dying i have heard that people talk about which children should get what share of the deceased properties. Man! i feel like telling those dying people, Go and get a life! (though thats the most ironical statement one could ever make).:P..:D
After reading several books on spirituality, and understanding some of the virtues explained at The Art of Living & The Brahmakumaris, one lesson is clear to me, for real, that 'Life has its own destination'. We are just the means to get to that. Imagine, I did my graduation from commerce hon's, i worked as a content developer after that, then did my MBA in finance, then worked with one of the top banks in India and now i am back into content management just to satiate my creative desires. May be, it was destined for me??
Destiny for me is happiness and it has several roads to it, we just have to choose ours! One should take the path which they like and not the forced one. But yes, for this we got to know what are our highest interests, our best capabilities, and there is no one but us who know ourselves the best. So, there is no use listening to others when we choose our carriers. Immaterial, innocent happiness should take a precedence over material desires and then we will have open eyes, we will be natural, we will be the real us! And when we realize this, all the worry, hurry and impatience vanishes. That's coz we do not rush towards our destiny then, we just walk towards it exploring the beauty of the roads and every minute of it. It may be possible that the money, luxury in the chosen route is not that great amongst other routes, but i bet, we ll be at least happy with every bit of our life. And as i said, destiny is nothing more but pure happiness.
Once we start giving our life a chance to hold our chains, it ll start giving us our best but if we keep chasing it to win a competition, it ll tease us just as that truck by showing us a board saying "Got Patience"? But this doesn't mean that we stop putting efforts, it means to understand ourselves the best with our eyes and not others' eyes.