I like action. I look for movement. I want to push to makes things happen. Waiting is problematic. Depending on others to do something, anything creates of whirlwind within me. I always thought it would get easier with the passing of time. With more gray than any other color, I know that this driver is alive, active, and as powerful as ever.
There are reminders, from friends, family, and Life that letting go is often better than trying to drive. If I refuse to listen to the voices around me, old writers remind me of the stories in their lives; “You [God] took over and set everything right; when I needed you, you were there, taking charge.” (Psalm 9.4)
There are several situations in my life that I want to drive. I want to push, move things forward! As the desire to take action overwhelms me, questions keep coming back to me, refusing to be silent. Are you sure your action is what is needed? Is the best action you can take rests in letting go and leaving _____ (you can fill in the blank) to others?
Experience and Life remind me that if one is open, one can feel the truth of a question or observation without having to answer it. Regardless of one reaction, like or dislike, one knows the truth of the question or observation. In this case, I knew the answer. As much as I find it frustrating and more, letting go is the best thing that I can do to if I want to take a step forward.
I have no idea how this works for others. Many might find it easy yet somehow I doubt that I am unique. The call to act, the drive to achieve, and the need for movement are strong in our lives. The fear of what will happen if we do not keep up is equally strong. As the pressure builds, stopping, letting go, and resting in the stillness is one of the choices available to us.
In embracing the stillness, I can see movement.