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?
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I am so with you in this, Sheila! This seems to be a time of such change…and with that is all the attendant anticipation. I am doing a lot of inner inquiry , asking questions about what is happening, what I need to do and about timing of my actions. I feel like I am following a golden thread, moving forward one piece at a time (except in those quantum leap kind of moments!).
I love the vision of following the golden thread. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. <3
You, too. There are days where flowing is filling and tnere are days where I am excited with, I know it’s coming, so where is this. Deep breath in and exhale. Oodles of luck and love with your lovely tips and journey.
Thank you, Natasha! 🙂
Beautiful article Sheila. I feel much as you do. We are on the precipice of exciting change and new beginnings, which is palpable. Gratitude and flow are my go to places when I am like a 5 year old waiting for my favorite ice cream. I know it’s coming and the thought of the taste fills my senses. Such is life!
I love that my message resonates with so many other women. I feel like when the time comes, we will all be ready!
Thank you for stopping by, Debra. <3
I love this, it is so true! The waiting, though exciting, can be excruciating! You give great tips, which can all be preparation for what lies ahead…the magical unknown! Take advantage of the precious waiting time, it won’t last forever! ?
Hi Kris, isn’t the magical unknown awesome?!! I’m glad you are here. 🙂