Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Do Nothing...

Sometimes, the best action we can take in a situation is to DO NOTHING.

We humans, so often, want to make something happen. We find something about our current situation intolerable, and we want to change it... right NOW!

Sometimes, we write stories about what other people are thinking or doing. We just KNOW what their actions (or lack thereof) mean. We make these assumptions, and we act on them as though we know they are fact. Often (most often) we are wrong.

Sometimes the best thing we can do is to take NO ACTION. Just take a deep breath and relax. Sometimes we need to just let things be... and settle... before we say or do anything.

It is difficult,when we feel a sense of urgency, to wait. Often, however, that is exactly what we need to do.

All of us see through filters. These filters are constructed by some of our 'wounds' from our past, as well as through the experiences we have lived through. Our filters are not always accurate.

A pause, to reflect and make a good decision as to our next action, is in order.

Pausing is a difficult thing when we feel a lot of emotion. It is essential to do so, however, if we want to make a solid choice.

Learning to take NO action, is sometimes the most important thing we can do.

If you are making assumptions about another person's motives or feelings, I encourage you to STOP. Do nothing, and allow some time to pass to reveal the truth to you.