Patience Learned from a Feather

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Patience is a virtue and never more needed when chasing a feather! Yesterday while cleaning, I noticed a random, red feather had somehow landed on my finger. Without thinking, I threw it up in the air to shake it off me. When I realized I would have to pick it up again to throw it away, I lunged for it and missed. Every time I grabbed for it, the feather escaped me by the sheer force of the air and energy I directed toward it, in my effort to get hold of it. The more rushed my attempt was, the more air the feather floated away on. I realized if I wanted to catch it, I would have to gently follow the feather’s natural direction and be ready to receive it with open hands, when ‘it’ wanted to land.

I thought of how hard I chase things at times, trying to force something in my life. I was reminded to follow the guidance I receive when I am patient and trusting. As long as I’m willing to move in sync with my guidance, I will be led to the prize. In fact, it may even land in my hand when I have done my footwork and let go of trying to make it happen. I won’t have to force anything! What a relief?! And a great reminder to trust in the process, do my part, and patiently surrender the outcome.

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2 comments on “Patience Learned from a Feather
  1. Kathleen Marie Moore says:

    Wow, these are great, Angela. Wonderful insight and wisdom

    • Angela says:

      Thanks Kathleen! I hope you will come back and weigh in on future blogs with all of YOUR wonderful insight and wisdom! Please check out my Ten Top Secrets to Finding the Gift In Your Own Life. I would love to hear your feedback on that as well. Have a day full of gifts! Angela