Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Force A Solution. The Answer Will Come To You.

Until we are ready to know something or see something, the mystery will stay a mystery. Unless we are absolutely ready to make a change, we’ll  stay stuck in the question, “Should I? Shouldn’t I?”

So how do we get ready?

First, do nothing. Especially not in a crisis. We can never make a good decision in a crisis.

Pray up. We can store up our good energy. We can remind ourselves that only God can see around corners and when we get to the corner, we’ll be able to see what we’re meant to see.

Write about it. Grab a piece of paper and let your thoughts flow from your head and heart to the page so you will see them clearly.

Talk to a trusted friend. We don’t have to live in isolation and do everything alone.

Read about it. “At fifteen, life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice,” wrote Maya Angelou.

Surrender. Wait. Pray. Get Ready.

We can try to make a space between our problem and ourselves. In that space, if we’re not cluttered with fear and worry and anxiety, the answer will come. We won’t get any clarity if our thoughts keep running round and round the hamster wheel, running through the same problem again and again.

We can take care of ourselves by remembering that we don’t have to force a solution. We simply don’t.

Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Force A Solution. The Answer Will Come To You.

The universe’s plan for you will not pass you by.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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1 Response to Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Force A Solution. The Answer Will Come To You.

  1. Excellent advice…at a perfect time, especially Pray Up and Write About It. This post reached me when I needed it most, Diana. Thank you.

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