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On Hold - Something to Share
2006-10-10, 10:44 a.m.

Day 779 On Hold – Something to Share

This pertains to me only a tiny little bit. It’s just something I read that I’d like to share.


I felt my life was on hold. I wanted change; I expected it; I even tried to make it happen. But it was not within my power to make any of the changes I wanted. I was frustrated. I’m an action-taker, so I feel better when I am busy and industrious. There is a time to act. But I’ve learned that there is also a time to not act – to stop and wait. As my mentor puts it, “Don’t just do something, sit there.”

How often I still find myself impatient with the pace of life. But today, when things don’t happen according to my schedule, I can accept that there may be a reason, and I can learn to adjust to what it is. I may be experiencing great change on the inside even though I see little evidence on the outside. I can keep in mind that waiting time doesn’t have to mean wasted time. Even times of stillness have lessons to teach me.

The invitation to live life fully is offered to me each day. I can accept the pace of change today, knowing it will bring both times of active involvement and periods of quiet waiting. I will let the surprise of the day open up before me.

“Courage to Change”, p281



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