What Are You Waiting For?, by Maureen Doyle, MAT

What are you waiting for?

That phrase has played over and over in my mind for so many years that I don’t remember when it started. Waiting to leave a bad marriage. Waiting to start dating again. Waiting to start Life Coach Training. Waiting to write my first blog. Why all of this waiting?

Was I waiting for the skies to open and the universe to yell out to me, “It is time! Do it now and it will be the right decision!” Was I waiting for 100 percent reassurance that what I was hoping and yearning to do would be the absolute right choice for me?

Yes, of course I was.

But here is the thing. That was not going to happen. No Divine announcement from the sky. No absolute reassurances from the universe.

But there were whispers; there were signs that I was moving in the right direction. When I slowed down enough and began to notice the many signs and messages that were being sent from all around me that I was in fact moving in the right direction, I knew without a doubt that I had to take the risk. The risk to fail, the risk to succeed.

Messages came in all forms. The priest who told me that I did not have a marriage to hold on to; the eligible men that I met but promptly ran away from; the tribe of people who always came to me to ask for guidance as they too struggled with a bad relationship; the great ideas that popped into my mind which could have turned into a blog, if I hadn’t talked myself out of it.

Signs and support from the universe were always there, ready to encourage and support me — but more often than not, I dismissed them. I had too much FEAR and not enough TRUST.

Steve Jobs once said that while we are living, we cannot see the brilliant path that our lives are taking; it is only in retrospect that we can see that all the dots connect — all of the experiences that we have had, the relationships that we’ve had, all of the crazy courses that we took in college that we thought were irrelevant, all of the jobs that seemed to make no sense at the time — it all connects in a beautiful script of our life. Everything has purpose and everything is divine.

Now, I don’t wait as long to ponder my next move. I follow the passion, the joy. I trust that I am exactly where I need to be.

Life is Short and Life is Precious. Listen for the Whispers. Follow the Fun.

What are you waiting for?

Maureen Doyle, MAT
Life Coach
The Estuary, Inc.