Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Do Nothing

Hang on.  Or let go.

Thank you to my friend "T" for giving me a topic to write about this morning. I've been feeling brain dead the last couple of weeks. I know there are ideas somewhere in my mind but lately I 've been working so hard that all I am doing is simply surviving. It's a temporary situation, thankfully.
 
"T" is not my only friend who is struggling with decisions. When I look around me, there are decisions taking place about gut wrenching, real-life stuff and it has affected my heart space. Tears have been shed for my friends. Major medical issues, relationships, plumbing problems, employment difficulties. You name it, my friends are experiencing it.  On Sunday I had a real breakthrough when I realized that I've been where all my friends are right now, in those awful transitional places that are hard, super hard and seem like the most horrible situations for them. I've been struggling and feeling their pain and the truth is that its all about the growing pains. Theirs and mine.
 
I've had all the above mentioned situations and then some. I often wonder when the other shoe is going to drop now because my life has been on smooth for so long. One thing I know for sure, it will drop. How I handle it is different than how I used to handle crisis.
 
G-d, grant me the serenity to accept the things
 I cannot change, the courage to change the things
 I can, and the wisdom to know the difference
 
I like this prayer. I use it often as a filter for things going on in my life that are out of control or where I need clarification for what to do next. Sometimes, doing nothing is the action I need to take.
 
I'm going to leave it at that for now. Think about it.  Have you ever just done nothing, slept on it, decided to not decide, etc.?
 
love, susan

5 comments:

  1. I think that is the purpose of our trials, to be able to offer support, comfort and compassion to those going through the same things. Because none of us come out the other end unscathed.........

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  2. Susan, I almost told you my thoughts, feelings, and experiences on the topic, but then didn't. In essence, I decided not to.

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    1. Haha! Man oh man, my mind and heart was twisted this morning. So much going on all around me and I'm so powerless.

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    2. Oh boy, I went to be last night and could not shut my mind off to sleep. Do nothing is the biggest oxymoron. It's going to be a long day!!!!!

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    3. Laughter is good medicine. :) Daily doses work wonders.

      I like you.

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