“And the Day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
There is certainly a time to hibernate. There are times when it is important to stay quiet and reflective, where one can hear wisdom.
What shall I do for the next step to help further my business today?
What shall I do to help enhance my relationship with my brother?
What small thing can I do to help bring more peace into my day, and others’ days?
Perhaps it is slowing down and identifying the top 2 companies we should speak with who would be good partners, rather than the top 10. Or as ‘small’ as sending some positive stats on your brother’s favorite sports teams. Anything we are impelled to do with a love as our direction, is right to do.
From there, that wisdom leads us to larger views. Perhaps there is a bigger step. We keep listening. Perhaps there is a significant change. We listen more. And then, Wisdom at some point will make it so very clear that we must take action in a revolutionary way. Perhaps something we had thought of, or perhaps a surprise. It could be a career change, a change in how we date, a shift in how we spend our time, such as adding time for volunteering or writing a book.
But we will be ready. We will be ready to blossom!
Anaïs Nin (born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an American author born to Spanish-Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She published journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death), novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously. Nin was first married to Hugh Parker Guiler, a banker and artist, later known as “Ian Hugo” when he became a maker of experimental films in the late 1940s. During her first marriage, she also married former actor Rupert Pole until she annulled. She still lived with Pole until her passing in 1977.
Bio source: Wikipedia: Anais Nin
Quote source: Quotes on Fear and Other Profound Sayings