It seems as though our world is speeding up. Faster internet, quicker drive-through food, immediate access to information and services...having to wait for something is viewed as a bad thing.
I’ve noticed there’s a lot of waiting in the natural world. A couple of weeks ago I watched this harrier sit on a fence for a long time. She scanned her surroundings, waiting for the slightest movement signaling her breakfast. Her very survival was dependent upon her ability to wait for her prey to show itself.
Animals and plants wait for the right timing for all that they do. Mating, birth, hibernation, blooming…there’s no rush in the natural world. The sun doesn’t strive to rise and set faster than it did yesterday, trees don’t hurry to drop their leaves sooner than they did the previous fall. They wait for Earth’s naturally perfect timing.
Maybe waiting is a natural part of life. More time for reflective thinking, more opportunities for thoughtful and guided decisions.
A good reminder from the natural world…
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