There’s a word and phrase in my culture that we may speak to ourselves when we feel stuck, delayed, or unable to make a clear decision- “I’m feeling like I’m in limbo.” Or “I don’t like being in limbo.”
The other day I woke up in that space. There was a conflict in my mind between two major issues that unexpectedly presented themselves, issues that required attention, disrupting the exact timing on another major event I scheduled many, many months ago.
My first thought was, “I can’t be in limbo anymore about this.”
Then I reflected. There really is no “limbo.” Limbo is a mental construct. Limbo is the tension created internally between what I want to do versus what the situation is requiring me to do now; the true NEED versus my WANT or DESIRE.
Limbo is a signal that I am not living in the moment. That I am not being present in what’s before me.
Once I made the shift, I moved out of that tension. There is no LIMBO.
I get to choose. You get to choose.