There’s a strange, gentle sadness left in the space when the worry has gone.
The sadness is like a space, the calm after the storm, the peace after a really good cry. It’s like you’ve been carrying something and suddenly you let it go and you’re left with the memory of its weight and your arms are still formed into its shape. Despite the relief, you still hold that space and, for a short while, while you adjust, it is missed.
This is a time of possibility, the chance to choose a new shape, rediscover the freedom of your arms, adjust your body, find a new balance. It’s a wobbly moment: something doesn’t feel right, something that almost seemed normal is no longer there. Even after you have let go of the thing, you need a moment to let go of its memory.
No matter, time is what you have.
The worry was urgent, demanding, pressing. The worry needed action without giving you time to reflect. The worry said there is only one answer, and you have to find it NOW.
But your worry sits in the place of your answer. It blocks your way, occupies your mind and distracts you from your Self, which is where the answer lies.
The answer is inside you – the endless possibilities that you can adopt now you’ve put the burden aside. The answer is how you want to be – now; it’s how you want to feel – in this moment, in the next and the next. It’s potential, it’s possibility, it’s YOU.
Your ‘Why’ isn’t a job, a calling, a purpose. There isn’t a right answer, a wrong answer, there is only the answer that gives you the space you need to be.
Don’t fight the sadness, let it be. This is part of the process.
Doesn’t it feel so much better than the fear?
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