PATIENCE WILL BE REWARDED – Herons with a lesson or two. Heron patience photo art proverb
For the diligent observers
If we wait for what we do not see
We wait for it with patience
The inspiration came to me as I walked along the Mahurangi River next to my studio in Warkworth, New Zealand. The day before I had observed the patience of a Gray Heron patiently waiting for its meal, a feed of whitebait (New Zealand word for young hatch-ling fish) swimming upstream. I saw a pattern here so I returned the next day with a camera with a tripod to photograph the event and to capture the softening of the water. I knew this was possible, having observed that the Heron was extremely still while waiting as the water rushed downstream. My bonus on the following day, its mate was perching beside them. The double inspiration came with this unique capture.
A Lesson Learned
Similar to the story in “The Kingfishers 1 and 2“, the lesson I have learned is patience while waiting for good things to come my way. I choose to do the right thing according to the circumstances I find myself in. This is very much active participation, exercising my faith in the Divine Law, as written in The Constitution from Heaven.
The manufacturer of the natural instincts in these birds reflects the wisdom in all things made. On this day, I saw patience without stress and anxiety.
I hope you understand my insight here because it gives me greater peace and freedom to enjoy and be grateful for what is in front of me. Like the Heron in this photo, I am learning to trust, with patience, that my feed will come. Despite not seeing it in advance.
The Heron had an inner knowing about the presence of food. It waited patiently.
The Encouragement of Nature
The Heron should urge you to stop and see. To meditate on God’s goodness, as you build and wait in faith for your desired providence. True patience, with gratitude, is deep rest and exercising it with faith that God will supply all your needs according to His riches means stress won’t kill you and your reward will afford you greater enjoyment. That means a greater abundance in your life and less stress for others around you. Now that has to be an attractive vision.
This story deserves displaying on interior decorated walls in New York, LA, Paris, London, Auckland, Sydney … wherever patience and inspiring art is appreciated.
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