In the past few years, I’ve been contemplating and working toward some colossal life restructuring. I’ve made decisions and now I’m ready for everything to fall into place, so I can live happily ever after.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t all happened yet – imagine that. I don’t know if you’re like me, but when things don’t happen on my time frame, I begin to battle with discouragement. Historically, discouragement has taken home the victory more times than I care to admit, but this time something is different. During this particular scuffle, I began to contemplate the difference between ‘now’ and ‘yet’.
Here are some of my ponderings…
We’ve been programmed to believe that Now is far superior to Yet. We are inundated, saturated, and over stimulated with Now. So many things are easily and readily available instantly that the seduction of Now often overshadows the promise of Yet.
Now is a master of disguise. Rarely will you find Now riding into town wearing a black hat. No, Now is a shiny, eye-catching, kaleidoscope of colors. Now has slick packaging and comes with the promise of the instant, and boy, do we love instant. It’s alluring and comes with a soundtrack that causes Sirens to hang their heads in shame. Now is now and we can hardly resist it. What we fail to realize is this, Now is quite often the driving force behind bad decisions, which often turn into less than epic endings.
Yet, on the other hand, is the stuff longevity is made of. Yet is the ying to Now’s yang. Yet allows us the time to do a little more research, build confidence and trust and solidify our decisions within ourselves. Yet is steeped in patience, and if Yet is meant to be, it will always turn into Now.
Unfortunately, once you’ve allowed Now onto the scene, it is almost impossible to return to Yet, so choose wisely. I’m doing my best to break my programming and force Now to yield to Yet. It’s certainly not easy, but I’m confident the best is Yet to come.
Disclaimer: I would love to claim this writing, but it belongs to a wonderful friend. You are a great writer Amy!