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The Passage of Time and Getting the Lesson

What do we do to ease the passage of time?

Invariably, each of us is caught in a spot when we are in the midst of a difficult time.

These times call us to learn and grow but what do we do with the passage of time?

We must let it happen. There is no denying the passage of time.

  • Make it as pleasant as possible for yourself.

  • Treat yourself.

  • Find “joy angels” (people who make you laugh).

  • Distract yourself.

Then....ALLOW the learning. ASK for the learning.

Everything happens for a reason – but the learning can be tricky.

Recently, I was involved in a long growth process – I thought it would never end and I felt like I was running a very difficult marathon.

In a quiet moment, I received a “knowing” (one of those things you know without thinking) and it was as if someone was saying to me, “You know if it were easier, you wouldn’t get the lesson.”

My pledge is to get the lesson – every time if I can.

But each of us has to be rested enough to be in a position to listen to the lesson – to hear the lesson.

So allow time for rest and distraction and joy while in the midst of difficulty. And then, ask – “what am I to be learning from this situation?”

And then listen.

Just quietly listen.

© Kathy Sturgis, Ph.D. Kathy is founder of Refreshment Zone and is an organizational and personal development specialist with a doctorate in communication. Contact for more information.

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