What Waiting Can Do

I think it is safe to say that by the time we reach adulthood we have had at least one experience of wanting to throw in the towel.  Perhaps we wanted to quit a team, end a friendship, resign from a job, or divorce a spouse.  It is true that some endings are straightforward and necessary.  It is also true that if we wait a difficult situation out a little while sometimes the drama subsides, time shifts our perceptions, and things become tenable once more.

The difference is clarity.  If we know in our bones that something needs to end, then we are likely ready to honor that.  Yet if we do not feel sure, we can embrace the wisdom of the old saying, “When in doubt, don’t.”  

This past week I heard it said that when we feel confused it often means we are not ready to make a decision or take action yet.  Those moments might be an invitation to wait and see what waiting can do.  

May you be inspired!

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