How often have you made matters worse by trying to fix it?
Not by waiting and processing it…
Rather, jumping in and coming up with a solution.
It’s like placing your hand in water, hoping to calm the chaos.
It stirs rather than stills.
You interrupt what the water would naturally otherwise do.
Bring back your reflection.
If you leave it be, the mud will drift to the bottom.
Those ripples will subside; bring with it, clarity.
But you have to sit. wait. be still.
The more you do, the more damage you cause.
Of course, this is hard.
When a problem hits, you want to solve it.
What rests beyond the problem is unknown.
And the unknown… well, that’s a scary place.
Oftentimes it isn’t your problem to solve.
At least, not just yet.
Give it time and it will give you what you need.
The solution will present itself; as clear as still water.
Or, you can, if YOU choose to, keep dipping a toe in.
Pushing your hand beneath the surface.
Pick up little fragments of dirt and smooth out those waves.
You may be at it for a while, though.
And you may never find what you want.
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