The Practice of Waiting is Part of Making

Over the years, we’ve learned to embrace the practice of waiting — patiently — knowing that things will change and become unstuck, or simply are moving by another timing, that is not the one WE WANT. Sometimes, there is nothing else to do but wait.

Waiting is part of the many steps of making: a non-action that can very important action. But ‘non-action’ can be difficult to describe, since ‘doing nothing’ can be a time of hidden fermentation and unexpected ideas. So we looked up WAIT. In the definitions, we found words (in bold) that made a little poem:

 to remain stationary in readiness or expectation 

to remain temporarily neglected or unrealized

stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens

to stay in a place until an expected event happens, until someone arrives, until it is your turn to do something

 

But Haruki Murakami said it perfectly, above.

 

via Swiss-Miss; wait sign via Oh Albatross’ Etsy shop

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