The journey toward oneself needs great patience. But we have become so impatient. Man has lost the unhurried way of life, particularly in this century. He is always in a hurry, he wants everything immediately. He thinks that everything is like instant coffee. But there are a few things that need great patience. Not that they cannot happen immediately; the paradox is that if you are patient enough they can happen immediately, instantly. But if you are in a hurry, it will take infinite time for them to happen, or they may not happen at all. The impatient one may never get them and the patient one can get them immediately.

So it has to be understood from the very beginning of the journey that it depends on you. If you are impatient, the journey becomes very long; if you are patient, the journey becomes very short. If you are absolutely patient, if you can say, “I am ready to wait forever,” there may be no need to journey at all. Just sitting silently, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself. It may happen like that.