What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

I’m sitting on a plane bound for Tucson, Arizona, heading to our retreat at Miraval. For the last hour and a half I’ve been attempting to write this blog but nothing of substance wants to come through.

So, I’ve been doing what I’ve done for much of my life – working hard to force words on the page.

Not the best way to invite inspired art.

And I’m about to teach a retreat on creativity. Uh-oh.

Relax, I tell myself. Be present to this moment. Become a lady-in-waiting, attending to her inner Queen.

She can be trusted. She holds the keys to the Queendom.

In her most Holy state she acquires the Universe with her presence alone.

So I breathe…

And I wait…

The never-ending lesson of release…

Yes, I’m a timid, faithful student of surrender…

In this moment I’m reminded, once again, that so much of my time has been spent trying to make things happen – pushing and prodding my way to a better life.

But nothing soulful is birthed from force anymore.

Magic happens through patience and presence and peace. So I think I’ll wait…

Because often it’s the very best thing to do. 

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The folks in this place are masters at waiting. I guess it would be easy with the kind of beauty they enjoy outside their window. You can watch the video here.


Dls 4th March 2014 11:31 pm

So very true...

"But nothing soulful is birthed from force anymore.

Magic happens through patience and presence and peace. So I think I’ll wait…"

I'm a songwriter. When I try, I get nothing. When I'm in the bathroom putting on mascara, I can write an entire song in 5 minutes. It will come. Patience, presence (with faith), and peace are the keys! Good to know I'm not the only one :)

MarQus Welbee 4th March 2014 11:39 pm

Dear Soul of the Universe
There is NOT any moment of Ur attempt to Create that is lost,,,,, the lost part is only from the Past,,,U are doing everything Correct,, : )
Every Beautifull moment that U think is Nothing,,,,, is EVERYTHING,, and the Universe Smiles with U,,, : )
MarQus from everywhere,, : )


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Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including, Take Time for Your LifeLife MakeoversStand Up for Your LifeThe Unmistakable Touch of GraceThe Art of Extreme Self Care, You Can Create an Exceptional Life with Louise Hay, and her new book, Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife.

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