Can You Appreciate the Value of Stillness?

Sometimes Taking No Action Is the Best Action of All

For several weeks, I’ve watched a goose in our neighborhood pond sit on her nest keeping her eggs warm. While her gander swam around watching guard and gathering food, the mother goose sat, and sat, and sat. In wind. In rain. In snow. In sun. At dusk.

My life went on. Days passed. Weeks passed! Maybe even more than a month. From my perspective as a human, dang, that mother goose had patience and strength. I admired her steadfastness.