A short poem from my journal this morning.
I’ve trained my mind to be anxious
always in need of something
never quite ready
as though I can be ready
now I learn to wait
to keep this moment nameless
and watch with simple curiosity
the wildflower emerging
from the untilled soil
It is easy to be perpetually distracted. Caught in the trance of thinking, projecting, chasing and judging. Always in a rush to the next thing.
So much so that we miss opportunities, connections, details and even beautiful moments that are right in front of us.
Our experience of work becomes shaped by the fear that we might miss out on something and so we do, in fact, miss out on something.
A few deep breaths, a quieting of our minds, a pause, can calm the waters so that we once again experience the ocean and not just the waves.
- We can see the struggle in the other person and respond with empathy
- We can speak words that encourage, connect and inspire
- We can ask questions that open our minds to new possibilities
- We can choose to act from our values and our true intentions
- We can allow what needs to happen, to happen, or the cycle will continue
Sometimes the best answers come from not knowing.
Sometimes the deepest experiences come from not expecting.
Sometimes the right actions come from not doing.
Learn to wait.