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I’ve felt a little impatient of late, waiting for doors to open so I can begin whatever comes next. I’m in a place of change, a portal of transition. I’m not afraid of change. The truth is, I’m so excited I can hardly wait any longer.

To keep from biting my fingernails in anticipation, I remind myself that every day is a day for evolution. In this way, I never fully arrive because I continue to evolve, always changing, even when I don’t realize it.

In his poem Steps, German author and poet Hermann Hesse writes:

The heart must submit itself courageously

to life’s call without a hint of grief,

A magic dwells in each beginning,

protecting us, telling us how to live.

I love the idea that beginnings are imbued with magic. That only adds to my excitement for whatever is coming next! But still, I wait, like a child on Christmas Eve, for the surprises I anticipate. I watch, never losing hope that anything is possible, even the things I might consider impossible.

Yes, even that.

How do I stay hopeful when the wait seems to last forever?

  • I practice gratitude for everything. In this way, I am in a perpetual state of grace and appreciation.
  • I pay attention to my dreams, for that is where glimpses of my future are hidden.
  • I do what brings my heart joy. I sing. I dance. I listen to beautiful music.
  • I smile just to feel my lips curve up to crinkle my face. When I smile, my heart expands, making more room to receive.
  • I look for the possibility in every interaction. That keeps me vigilant and connected to everything and everyone.


What are you waiting for Braveheart?

How do you make waiting easier?

If you like Hermann Hesse, you may enjoy reading this post: Hermann Hesse & Timothy Ferriss: Common Spiritual Theme May Surprise You. 

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