03/2/13 - 11.3
"Because of your impatience for a quick result you use methods that won't work," said Cai Tok.
Man is unique in placing time constraints on the results he wants in life and, in doing so, becomes restless, rather than still. It is far easier to be patient for something when the outcome of it is certain, because in our certainty, there is less room for anxiety.
Allowing the ego's demands, which are based on fear and impatience, dominate our thinking. It is the ego that insists on having what it wants now by convincing us how much is missing from our life. If its demands are not satisfied it convinces us how unfair life is to us - and conversely if we do satisfy our ego, it will furnish us with another set of demands tomorrow.
Become certain about outcomes whilst simultaneously become unconcerned as to when and how. Becoming internally driven instead of externally influenced means the ego has no influence over you.