What to do about all that?

Awake before five this morning, the brightening sky lured me from bed. I slid open the wide doors, welcoming the light in the east and the soft breath of dawn. With steaming brew cupped warm in my hands I watched the fire at the horizon fade to blue and scribbled my musings.


But the more I wrote, the less I knew, until my jumbled, tumbling thoughts spit out this question:  WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALL THAT?

Instantly the words came…

Get up early
Watch the sunrise
Hear the sounds
Smell the incense
Feel the caress
Taste the coffee
Receive the blessing
Give thanks

It’s being present and allowing my mind to rest, to let go of trying to ‘figure it all out.’ Don’t push the river, Dad used to tell me. Too often I rushed headlong into a solution of my own devising that brought suffering in the end. Older now, and somewhat wiser, my heart knows that the answers will appear when they’re ready if I give them the chance.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stevecastley
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 18:34:03

    Beautiful as always. As you were writing this, I was busy pushing the river.



  2. karin grouf
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 19:53:25

    always thanks and it opens the heart, how easily we forget.



  3. sageblessings
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 22:13:51

    We never quite know what we accomplish either in the “moment” or in the “doing.” Isn’t fun?



    • writingforselfdiscovery
      Sep 17, 2015 @ 05:35:00

      It’s always a relief to remember that I can relax. When faced with tough decisions my first impulse is to ‘think it to death’. The learned response, however, is to step back and let go. It always amazes me how the solutions just drop into my mind when I stop thinking!



  4. pat grimsbo
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 10:29:34

    Good Morning Honey, Me too. I have to remind myself to stop thinking about things I cannot do anything about right now and relax. Your list of suggestions is ideal. Will keep them in mind! I just returned by Arrowhead Bus to and from the YMCA where I had my Hot Tub for 15 minutes and Aquarobics Class – water exercises – for 30 minutes and then a Bus ride home again. Now according to doctor’s orders I am to just lie down and take a nap. Dad won’t be home from Elder Circle until 3:00 p.m. so now I am off to bed. Love you much, Mom



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