Here is a phrase that I’ve found very useful in times of confusion, worry, and possibility. It is used a lot in the medical profession and it goes something along the lines of: “If you hear the sound of approaching hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras”.
I’m not a medical professional but the phrase serves to remind me to proceed with caution, to consider the simple rather than the complex, to allow time and observation before leaping to dramatic conclusions.
Nice phrase, and very pertinent to something I’m grappling with, so thanks Lynley. I’ve never heard it before.
Isn’t it marvellous when something pops up that is helpful to our particular circumstances? I’m glad it is helpful.