I have been stuck lately. Stuck in a horrible rut of self-doubt, fear and worst of all boredom. I have been bored with myself even – a rarity in my world.
This morning while setting up for a poolside yoga class I sometimes host at my apartment complex, I discovered a fawn stuck between the fence rails behind some lounge chairs. The poor little thing had been struggling all night to squeeze its narrow body forward through the fence. It had rubbed the skin at its hip bones raw from the effort of trying to move forward and scrapped its forelegs to the point of bleeding trying to get momentum on the cemented pool patio with its hooves.
Fortunately, one of the fabulous maintenance guys who come to clean the pool in the morning had spent many years raising deer and when he arrives a few minutes later. He knew exactly how to handle the fawn and work with a couple of his co-workers to free it without harming it further.
The message: Sometimes we get stuck and end up in a fruitless struggle to become unstuck by ourselves. If we are patient, (and particularly if we ask our Higher Power), the right people will appear at the right time and help us in a way that sets us back on our path.
It is the same with the search for a life partner. Ask. Be patient. and in the right time the right person will come into our lives.