Be Still and Wait
“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight
pours through and dispels the mists — as it surely will. Then act
with courage.” ~ Ponca Chief White Eagle
When we come to a stressful place in our lives, be it in a relationship, financial or family, the natural thing is to react (or overreact as the case may be) and try to change the situation immediately. This is based on the information we have at the moment, which is usually just a glimpse of the entire picture. We find ourselves saying “I don’t know what to do” , Well,this is the time to be still and wait!!
Do Nothing until we have all the information
Breakups and arguments are a prime example of this, we get caught up in the heat of the moment and say things we should not. Words that can never be taken back no matter how many times you say, I am sorry.
We burn up the phone or write scathing emails of all that you have done to me.
Waiting 24 hours for the dust to settle, emotions to calm and to review the situation will give a whole new prospective on how you perceive things and the reality of the situation. Time to place the real feelings where they truly belong. Time to view it with both doors wide open to see the whole panorama of the situation.
Anger and frustration usually stem from another emotion, fear is one ie when your kids do something dangerous, fear that someone is leaving us, that we are not good enough, fear a situation will continue. But the immediate overwhelming rush of adrenaline blocks any logic.
Be still and wait
Often in 24 hours , it will resolve itself or at least look entirely different.
People often find that they are at a crossroads in life and feel depressed or stuck and want to do something even if it is wrong, just to make something happen. Remember, “Don’t try to create movement because nothing is happening as you could create negative movement” which often leads to a more chaotic situation. Try to give yourself time to view the entire situation from all sides.
In other words
Be still and wait!!
You may want to light a blue candle as this can have a calming effect on your mood or yellow with a twist of lemon to uplift the spirits.
Have a great and calm day