“When flowing water...meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it...” Thomas Cleary, The I Ching There are times to run and times to pause.
In the pause there is refreshment, renewal and restoration.
It is a time to build up your energy for the next burst of activity.
Then like the water you spill over the obstacle as you carry on your way.
It is in the challenge of the moment that it can be hard to stop and rest for a while.
Not everyone will agree with your strategy.
There are some who meet the obstacle and use all their strength to push it out of the way before it is time to do so.
When you pause, you acknowledge your inner knowing of what is being asked of you. You know you will soon be on your way.
This is who you are.