The Practice of Waiting is Part of Making 3.6.14 | 4:06am Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) ohalbatross/Etsy 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; "Knock. Knock."You've read your limit of 5 free articles this month.To continue reading, we invite you to become a Friend with Benefits.For $1.99/month (less than the price of one cappuccino, one movie rental or a pack of gum…) or $18/year or more you’ll receive unlimited access to all Improvised Life content and its vast archive. Help us fund (ad-free) the MANY hours of writing, research, and cold hard sweat that goes into curating and editing Improvised Life. $1.99Monthly $18Annual Already a member? You Might Also Enjoy what are you waiting for?Read More Practice: QuietRead More Life Practice: Making AmendsRead More The Waiting Wall + Public Platforms for EmotionRead More No comments yet. Leave A Comment Click here to cancel reply. Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. subscribing = lovingIf the Improvised Life is a source of creativity, inspiration, ideas and change in your daily life, please consider becoming a Friend with Benefits. A little bit goes a long way towards helping us publish fresh AD-FREE content each day.