aha13: wisely passive


If what you need is an answer —

You can get one —

Go ahead and make one —

Or take one.

Because really, any will do — if resolving the question as soon as possible is of the utmost importance.

But —

If you want to know the truth —

If you want to be certain in your heart of hearts —

Then you must agree to some amount of waiting and seeing.

A time of testing —

Playing it out —

And living in a state of —


Today I allow myself to feel “I don’t know” without rushing any conclusions.  I allow myself to gaze into the mysterious horizon passively —

Without acting upon anything.

I allow myself to leave the sentence unfinished.

For now.


I don’t know.


To do or say nothing is often the most effective, graceful move.  But it’s easy to get drawn into a habit of measuring our worth in terms of the number of things we “check off” or resolve each day.  Where could your life and your relationships be served by being more wisely passive?  How will you allow yourself to wait alertly — and receive the blessed surprise you did nothing to “earn”?

ORIGINALLY POSTED SEP 13, 2011 on everydayahas.com

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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