Just. Do. The. Next. Right. Thing.

Unanswered questions, unclear futures, unmade decisions, unspoken words – these are not a few of my favourite things. As much as I practice holding my center and attending to matters that are clear and understood while waiting patiently for things to unfold in their own time is something that I continue to struggle with. Again I learn, much to my frustration, that while other people can go briskly out into the world making things happen according to their will, that is not my path.

I could feel myself building up a head of steam over the last few weeks. My inner Taurus was snorting and pawing at the ground, and eyeing the fence that is separating me from clarity with an increasingly disdainful eye. I feel a great pressure from within to force people to say the unsaid things, to make up the answers to impossible questions, because even the wrong answer is preferable to no answer, and to make the wrong decisions at the wrong time, because even a wrong decision is better than no decision.

Ha! I am such a freaking handful :).

And then I saw this:

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All is well my friends. Everything is unfolding as it should, in its own time. In the meantime, just do the next right thing, and when you’ve finished, do the next thing after that. Look around and notice something beautiful. Breathe. Repeat πŸ™‚

Blessings to you all ❀

 

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  1. Can’t say enough about just waiting and trusting that things will all work themselves out at the right time. I’m like you in that I hate uncertainty and am always impatient to figure out what the next step is. And yet I’ve also learned, many times, that things happen the way they do for a REASON so we just have to trust ourselves and this world we’re in. Hope you’re having a great weekend, Sara. πŸ™‚

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    • Look at us growing in trust and wisdom together :). We’ll get there in the end Lillian, I am sure of that!
      Have a beautiful weekend, and thank you, I am having a very enjoyable weekend: writer’s group yesterday, country markets and shopping today. Very nice <3.

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  2. I’m writing a blog piece this morning, with similar overtones. I’m reading Big Magic. I’m sleep deprived and it is day 299 of the 365 photo challenge. Magic is still happening, but in its own good time. Lovely post, Sara, peace be in your heart. xx

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    • Ah, I am getting a feeling that this is a bit of a common theme for more than me – which is kind of reassuring! I’m not the only person who struggles with uncertainty and the unknown, apparently :). The Bear told me today that it’s because I’m slightly ahead of the game – I can sense things coming some time before they actually do, which is why I’m always hopping mad with impatience, expecting things to arrive ages before their time :). Oh well!
      Peace be in your heart too, Ardys – can’t wait to read Big Magic.

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  3. I so get this. I’m learning to trust that my questions are being heard and that the universe is dreaming up great things…much more interesting than I can come up with on my own, with the perspective I have now. The Aries in me wants everything to happen now! But that creates all kinds of anxiety and meditation seems to be calming down her need to figure everything out before it’s even happened. ❀ Aleya

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    • Oh my goddess, yes Aleya – my Aries rising causes me ALL kinds of trouble. The Bear, who sports an Aries sun himself, told me today that it’s because we’re slightly ahead of the game – we sense things are changing some time before they actually are. I have this image of my Aries grandmother perched on the edge of her bed, fully dressed, made up and lips pursed, ready hours before the clock πŸ™‚ Meditation, breathing, meditation, breathing. It sorts us people out. All we have to do is DO it πŸ™‚

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      • Wow lots of Aries in your family! Well that’s good that you all understand each other, and I do like the idea that we’re ahead of the game. Although I admit, I’m not an Aries sun but an Aries rising, but I’ve been told that’s the most indicative of my nature and I can truly relate to all the attributes. πŸ˜‰ I have been putting more time into meditation these days and even just a little is doing wonders. I’m starting my Kundalini yoga training later this week – and part of that will be morning meditations at 4:30. !!! xo

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      • I love a 4:30 meditation, although ever since I’ve been on holidays from uni, I’m lucky to be out of bed before 6! Hopefully I’ll be able to get into the swing of things by next week :). And, fellow Aries rising…I’ve heard that you most resemble your rising sign, and that your sun sign are the qualities you need to evolve into – the higher qualities that is! That’s made a lot of sense to me when I look at my own chart.
        Have fun, xo

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  4. We all go through these cycles of certainty and uncertainty, predictability and unpredictability, known and the unknown, and we find it difficult to get stuck in uncertainty, unpredictability and unknown, we want answers and we want to be liberated from such prison of thoughts. We are uncomfortable in those states and we want to be in that state of certainty and predictability.

    I agree wrong decisions are better than no decisions as the biggest risk in life lies in taking no decisions…life is all about constantly solving the problems, these problems come in all hues and how we solve it, facing the situations and how we handle it, taking decisions and how we think through each decisions and how each such decisions have shaped our life and governing our living what really matters.

    Indeed we need to keep going and keep doing the next beautiful thing that comes our way…after all life is truly beautiful.
    Hope you are having a blessed weekend.
    πŸ˜€

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    • Hello Nihar, lovely to see you in my neck of the woods πŸ™‚ It’s been very reassuring to find out that I am not the only person who suffers in this way – and that lots of people have needed to hear these very words today. I am not sure that a wrong decision is better than no decision, but I definitely know that I prefer the right decision made at the right time! It’s just having the patience, faith and discipline to wait for that time…and I suppose the intuition to know when that time has come. Enjoy your weekend Nihar,
      Blessings xo

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      • I agree Sara, we all keep going through these phases of life, never easy to always take the right decision and not allowing the fear to overtake us…we should be taking decisions with fear and favor and we keep learning from bad decisions and good decisions keep us going forward in life…
        The power of intuition is what makes all the difference in decision making process…
        You too have a lovely Sunday.
        πŸ˜€

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  5. Waiting… it’s the waiting… for what we know is there but its time has not yet come. What I find helps is to look at what has been done, accomplished and see its path, and know that as it lays behind it is also the path into the future that will become. Taking note of all the right things that fell into the right place at the right time because we let them. Noting also how those diversions that weren’t quite right although they can be put down to experience and learned from weren’t that path.The blogging world has helped me so much because of the insights it provides into other people’s lives, the journeys they made to where they are now, the satisfaction and enjoyment they derive from continuing simply with that journey.
    All is well, are 3 of my favorite words.

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    • Wow Dale, that was very wise and profound – thank you. I know the feeling of making the right decision at the right time and how it feels to be on the right track…and what it feels like to be neither of those things. Blogging is like one deep conversation after another, don’t you think?

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      • I think your description of Argues Road also could be applied to those deviations from the right path β€œa circular gravelled track attached like a limpet to the main road” πŸ™‚

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      • yes…perfect! Scenic, but mostly not worth the trouble (and careful of that cracked wheel strut if you don’t watch where you are going!)

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  6. Tosha Silver! I read her book that you recommended to me awhile back, and LOVED it. It was only a library loan so I don’t get her words as ongoing inspiration. Thank goodness I found your post today! Because I too suffer from the dread of uncertainty. I love your comment about being ahead of your time…I’ll apply that to myself as well… being the Aquarian I am. Oh, I’ve also got Saturn going over my Neptune at the moment — so this propensity for clarity is coming at me from many angles!

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    • You did read her book! Awesome. She is so great isn’t she? It’s such a simple philosophy, but definitely takes practice. I just forget sometimes and get lost in my ego’s way of looking at things. I was just thinking about the astrology at the moment (Saturn over Neptune – that’s kind of death to delusions kind of energy isn’t it? Challenging.) and there’s a venus/jupiter conjunction in virgo beginning today for the next few days which mirrors my own natal venus jupiter conjunction in taurus…interesting times!

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  7. Game changers round here this week which I was all for until 9.35 this morning, then a bucket of fear shuffled in which I’m hoping to drown in coffee in about two minutes and swap that fear up for excitement. If that doesn’t work, well there’s always another coffee right?…oh eek. The unknown can be a right pain sometimes.
    Where ever you are headed Sara, go well. xxx

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  8. And love this too! I shared this with a few friends…such a exploration of comment. It was interesting to notice how for me the deep truth of the words and concepts just lived on. Despite the ‘yeah buts….’ expressed. No need for defending, explaining. Just.do.the.next.right.thing just.FEEL.the next.right.thing

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