Today I'm feeling weird and unsettled. There are a lot of "maybes" in the air, things that will or will not happen... Today I am taking my own teachings to heart. This happens to me regularly lately-- experiencing a difficult emotion and then realizing, "Hey, I actually teach a class about this! I know something about this that I need to learn more deeply."
Today, it's the courage to wait. I wrote about this in "Courage Amidst Uncertainty." This feeling of unsettledness, of no solid ground beneath our feet...this is a pretty awful feeling. There's a holding pattern; the mind returns again and again to what it cannot solve for now, turning it over and looking for another angle that will bring sureness and security.
In this time, what is needed is The Courage to Wait. (I think if I put it in capital letters, it'll make it a thing.) My thinking on this is inspired by what Rilke called "living the question."
So this is where I am today, embracing the courage to wait. And practicing self-compassion-- taking care, being gentle and patient with myself. May you find the courage for what is needed today.