Ah, there are those times that folks just want to do do do, often to rescue or to just jump and run. It takes all a person can muster in strength to just “sit with it” realizing that there is really nothing more powerful than the ability to be rather than do. It is in those moments in time that we learn the power of being rather than doing, the lesson of of “sitting with it” and listening rather than reacting and running to save or do and we wait and listen and hope and have faith. Often great perspective and learning perhaps even teaching takes place in those times of mastering the age old art of “sitting with it”, clarity comes, direction comes, faith grows stronger, hope is restored.
Creator gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason I’m thinkin… and often we can find a bucket to sit in or on as we utilize our eyes and ears to listen well and look closely at all the many blessings, gifts, and truths that are around us. We can witness the changing of tides, the sunrises and setting of suns and colors that paint the skies if we but “sit with it”; we can be there for those who are in need and those who come in times of their own crisis yet not in daily contact and listen if we don’t jump and run, if we only “sit with it”. There is still goodness to be seen, and often we see it best when we listen well and just “sit with it” and not react to it, yet understand fully the implications of the bigger picture, rather than the narrow clip before us.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear is always true and through time has shown itself, usually by hard knocks and a path traveled by one who finds themselves knocked down and then deciding when and if to get up better than before… Learning and moving in ways unimagined, by choices of each step, by associations, by views held and beliefs and desire. Learning to just “sit with it” takes years to master unless you are a child in your own world who marvels at the shoreline and the world around you in your own space and time. We would do well to learn from the little ones, in their own wonder of the world as they are raised with gentleness and love, as they grow into their own people with their own feet that fill shoes then taking their own paths and steps.
As adults we take our own, having to own the choices we make, the steps we take, the dances we dance, hopefully savoring each moment, each sunrise and sunset along the way, learning when to leap into it or when to “sit with it”.
May you find that wheels are best for riding like the one above, for joyous noise, for beauty.
Living your word, loving your life.
Never mistake the ferris wheel for the hamsters wheel and running round and round in the same circle of life and thoughts and mistakes and friends and loops…
Sometimes it is a great thing to find a bucket, and just “sit with it”… then find some sand and build you a sand castle and have a bit of fun.
If it is not ok today, that just means it’s not yet ok, but once you “sit with it” perhaps a plan will be made for OK to be just around the corner or on the next wave.
Prayers goin UP for those who may need them today.
May you walk in beauty,