Waiting for the right time

Close-up of a bulging rose hip after the petals have fallen

We are so impatient. We think speed and immediacy is the goal. But that only produces small fruit, often tasteless and soon forgotten. Instead, what would be worth waiting for? Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿 ~ After the flower comes the seed… This is the rose hip from the stunningly beautiful rose in Being quiet … Read more

What is the point of waiting?

close up of the tiny pink petals of the wild angelica plant

Sometimes I wonder. Then I walk around the valley, and it teaches me. Patience: as more-than-humans arrive in their time, not mine. And they are never late. Trust: that I am part of something so much bigger than me. My voice blending with the choir in rhythms and harmonies beyond my own. Beauty: that emerges … Read more

Waiting for the silt to settle

circles of ripples into muddy water with reflections of trees overhead

The deluge of rain brings silt down from the hillsides. Pouring into the lake, it takes a while to settle. We can’t do anything to speed up the process. Instead, we have a fresh opportunity to go gently and watch the drips from the willow create interesting ripples in the churned-up water. Knowing that in … Read more

The way the light comes in


Sometimes when we’re searching for meaning or an answer, nothing shows up. Until the light comes in. And then we cannot unsee what the light, or insight, has revealed. It changes everything. And us. Sometimes, we simply have to wait and allow our patience muscles to be stretched and strengthened. Yet it might also be … Read more

Walking and waiting with words


I’ve been carrying this quote around in my metaphorical pocket for days: Do what you can with what you have. Nothing more is needed. + Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Cannongate, 2023 I sensed it was significant for me and potentially for others. And while I understood the words, what did … Read more

Patiently the light


Unhurried, the rays settle across fields and farms, lives lived in the caring of tomorrow. Waiting for light to illuminate the words and the ways hidden from view until now. Patiently revealed in subtle clarity that speaks directly to hearts wide open for life. + Sue Heatherington

Yielding to the natural rhythms of life


At its heart, patience is giving up our fight with time. ‘Patience is developed much like awareness. Through an acceptance of what is. Impatience is an argument with reality. The desire for something to be different from what we are experiencing in the here and now. A wish for time to speed up, tomorrow to … Read more