Be patient and trust that the treasure you are looking for is hidden in the ground on which you stand – Henri Nouwen
I love this quote from Henri Nouwen. It is easy to be patient when life is calm, but I struggle with this in the midst of my busy life. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest- to be completely present, taste the here and now, and be where we are. When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are and behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else.
I am not patient with anything right now. My life has been busy with an unexpected medical emergency for the last few weeks. I feel overwhelmed and behind. As special needs moms, I know you can relate. It is difficult to be patient with the present moment when you are tired and have a to-do list a mile long. Honestly, I don’t always like the here and now.
As a special needs mom, it is easy to cast an anxious eye on the future. This only leads to more anxiety, So today, I want to focus and trust the here and now to be precisely where I am. That is enough. Tomorrow will come and go whether I worry about it or not. How can you pay attention to where you are right now? What treasure is in the place you stand?
I would love to hear from you. How can you find peace today? I would also love to listen to your story and learn how we can support you. You can book a 30 minute chat with me here.
Don’t foget to listen in to this month’s podcast episodes, we are talking about how to support special needs families.