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Poised

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When we are ready to act and have our goal firmly in mind, when we are poised for action, but haven’t yet leapt, then is the time to make a final examination of our true readiness and motivation for these particular actions. If there are any niggling doubts, any unknowns we haven’t taken into account, this is the point to voice a final yea or nay to ourselves. We can always pull back when we’re poised for action, generally we cannot pull back once we’ve begun to move; generally once we’ve moved we’ve committed ourselves fully and it would frequently impossible, or next to impossible, to back out of  the situation we’ve created or to stop it in its tracks. There may be times that we want to act immediately and irrevocably: to try to ensure that we will carry out a plan or to just get something over and done with. However, most of the time the wisest course is to allow yourself time before you completely commit yourself to be sure that you’re ready and to be sure this is what you really want to do before plunging blindly into who knows what. We all can appreciate pleasant surprises: but should we allow ourselves to be open to unpleasant ones?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

4 thoughts on “Poised

  1. Unfortunately this is something that happen, but I don’t like surprises so even less unpleasant surprises, I can’t deal with them and it is very difficult for me to fake a reaction or change my face when something is not the way I was expecting it.

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