There is a trick to standing still. To waiting. There are times when we keep ourselves stuck, other times when life’s circumstances have grounded us. We usually know the difference. 🙂 I came across this whimsical poem that reminds us that when we look for it, we can see that even when standing still, there is movement:
It was the longest night in winter,
When I sent a question into space,
Asking how I’d ever change,
When I’m trapped in the same place.
And I heard the full moon giggle,
As she cloaked me in her light,
Along with the same swath of stars,
I looked at every night.
I blushed pink as the sunrise,
At the joke I didn’t get,
Until the moon gave me her answer,
In the minutes before she set.
“You have much to learn on standing still,”
She told me with a smile,
“For since you first asked me that question,
You’ve moved five hundred thousand miles.”
A little reminder that even when we feel stuck or hampered by something, we have the capacity for movement. Even the slightest movements can contribute to change.