Lately, I've been paying attention to the areas of my life for which I feel less energy and lower excitement than usual. Usually when this happens, I try to analyze or think my way into an answer. We're generally solution-driven people. We want the answers so we can just get on with it already. But sometimes, Life wants us to slow down, to wait, to go with the flow and to let things emerge naturally. And it's challenging to do that when we're used to taking action. We want answers!
This time, instead of pushing for answers and taking swift action, I've been just noticing and observing for awhile...paying attention to what specifically energizes me and what it is that's draining me or causing low motivation. I've spent a good portion of my day today just softening into a new level of receptivity, being open to what I'm noticing, how I'm feeling, and allowing the meaning behind those feelings to sink in. I've kept my journal close by and every now and again, do a little writing to support the new awareness that's brewing.
By allowing this space and time and letting things emerge naturally over the last couple of weeks, I've come to a level of clarity today that I wouldn't have reached otherwise.
Somewhere inside us, the answer is waiting. Waiting for us to slow down enough to be *able* to hear it and waiting for us to be *ready* to hear it. We need to be okay with *not knowing* for awhile. Because if we *think* our way into an answer, we'll likely miss or dismiss the truth. Slow down. Stay open. Pay attention. Be receptive.