I think I’m beginning to grasp at a far deeper level that when I find myself in a place of desperation, struggling to find a way forward, the last thing to do is to grab at any straw offered. To do so is to interfere with that mysterious shaping process that I know goes on within me.
The key lesson I’m learning in moments like these is how to remain calm and composed, listening and watching for the way to be revealed. It’s often been my experience that the way forward has just quietly eased and revealed itself in to my consciousness, at its own time and pace. Times when I clutched at straws and forced the situation, things inevitably turned sour.
So, when moments of desperation come, try to calmly go about those normal little acts and duties of living, listening and watching. The way is germinating and will be revealed at the appropriate time. I suppose all this is rather foreign in a world where control and “making it happen” is the name of the game.
But let me also say, be very careful of offering people straws. You may just be interfering with something far deeper going on in their lives.