Mind you, this is a new approach for me, this waiting. I've always been racing toward the next thing, good and bad. It was uncomfortable at first. Slowing down, sitting with it, letting things be. Action makes me feel in control. Waiting feels like surrender.
And it is. But SO WHAT? Surrender is the right response when we aren't in control (which we rarely are, it appears). Surrender gives us time to build our strength for the next thing. Which will will surrender to. But it is a cycle we are called to participate in over and over again. A maypole of dancing in circles.
"Like musicians who wait in silence for music to come out of the forest of their hearts..." - Mark Nepo.
I am waiting in the woods for the music. If I am very, very quiet, I might catch the first opening notes.
Jen Walls and her imaJENation