Patience, Fate & Saying Things Out Loud

One of the reasons I started The Mindful Musings of a Gingernut, was to offload some of the things in my mind, in the hope that it would free up some space, and in turn, help me to process some of my musings in a more productive way.

Since creating the blog, writing things down has certainly helped me to reflect and understand some of the jumbled chaos in my noddle.

However, I increasingly find that when my mind is in overdrive, I become too scared to put pen to paper.

Sometimes there are things going on in life that I so badly want to write about, but I fear that my openness will offend or upset people.

Yet, I know writing about them would help me to process what is going on and to move forwards with a much free’er, clearer mind.

I found a great quote the other day. I’m not sure who it’s by but it’s message really resonated with me:


This message feels so close to my heart and soul right now. I have so much I want to say, but writing things down, or saying them out loud, that’s another story.

In some cases, it feels like the wrong time to say or do things.

But is there ever a right time?

One of my lovely Blogging friends, The Wellbeing Blogger, posted on Instagram this week about ‘Patience’ as part of her Free 7 day Mindfulness Training programme. Her words really struck me. “Sometimes things don’t go as we wish them too. Other times they happen in a different timeline…we need to have patience and we need to let things unfold in their own time…All that is meant to be will be”

Whilst in my mind, I know this to be true, it also made my heart thump against my chest in a moment of panic. What if whilst being patient, we miss an opportunity? What if the opportunity to say things out loud has been and gone? What if we were so busy being patient and waiting for the right moment, that we missed the moment?

Or, is that moment out of our hands? Maybe we don’t need to wait for the right moment to say something. Maybe other things will happen that will naturally lead us onto the right path?

That seems to put quite a lot in the hands of fate.

However, right now, taking a chance on fate, might just be the right thing to do.

4 thoughts on “Patience, Fate & Saying Things Out Loud”

  1. What a great post 😊 You describe it so well. Sometimes I have this fear too. I think sometimes we need to combine action with patience. An example: I wish I hadn’t this sore throat, but I can cultivate patience instead of being upset, angry or furious. I could wait for it to go away by itself, but I can choose to make a warm tea with honey or take something to at least improve my quality of life (haha this sounds dramatic). I still have to be patient, but I can do something to make my life better. It’s a silly example but it’s the one that came to me now 😄 The beauty of mindfulness is that there are many different principles that can guide our being, and it’s up to us to observe what’s in our mind and then choose the path of less suffering for all (including ourselves) ☕️🖊😘✨

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments 😊 I think your last comment hits the nail on the head. To choose the path of less suffering for all. Sometimes we think so much about everyone else, that we forget to include ourselves in ‘all’. Thank you so much for sharing this 🙏🏻🙌🏻🌼


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