Saturday, May 9, 2020
When I lived for a few years beside a slow-moving river, I sometimes stirred up the water in the shallows just to see it slowly settle back to its usual clearness, and now, when my life occasionally seems slightly unsettled, I still think of how, given time, that river always returned to its accustomed stillness. I guess I need to also give my infrequent and very small problems time to smooth down and settle. I should probably sometimes do nothing but sit on the “bank” of confusing situations and simply allow them to loosen and slowly resolve themselves. All too often, I stir up little problems by making anxious attempts to fix things, when sitting in stillness might be a better way. Clouds always, in due course, lighten and sail off in front of the sunshine, and any worrisome issues in my life might do the same if not whipped up more by my fretfulness. Perhaps I should see a problem as simply a short-lived fuss and splash in the nonstop river of life, and look with confidence to see things settle and sparkle once again.
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