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Respect the stupor.

This is a mantra my husband learned to live by when he was bishop of our ward and sometimes faced times when it seemed like he was not getting answers.

A stupor as an answer.  Think it's possible?

14 comments

Kazzy | February 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I think a stupor can be the best answer sometimes, especially when it causes you to stop and try a new direction.

LisAway | February 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Isn't a stupor of thought the scriptural definition of a negative answer? I'll have to go look that up. I think you're exactly right in your comment here.

Melanie Jacobson | February 24, 2011 at 12:04 AM

More than possible. That's how most of my answers come.

Connie | February 24, 2011 at 6:48 AM

A stupor of thought can be frustrating when we're impatient. However, it can keep us from jumping when we shouldn't and be more aware of our situation.

mermaid gallery | February 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM

yup, sometimes you just have to let it all mellow for awhile.....

Becca | February 24, 2011 at 7:57 AM

Absolutely. The stupor is the easiest to recognize, for me, even if it may be pretty hard to accept. Because, you know, it means NO. And NO isn't what I"m looking for.
Ever.

gigi | February 24, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Yeah, it's for a reason.
Smile.

Barbaloot | February 24, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Totally possible! Of course, I usually have to get said stupor 3 times before I realize what's happening, or rather, not happening.

Garden of Egan | February 24, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Interesting post Kazzy.

I've never thought of respecting the stupor.

But ya, definitely. It is an answer isn't it?

TechnoBabe | February 25, 2011 at 8:15 AM

A stupor is a decision to not answer. If that is where the person is in life and that is what they choose to do then it must be okay.

DeNae | February 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM

My problem is that I spend a lot of time thinking that it isn't a stupor, it's a righteousness deficiency. It takes me a while to get to "maybe this is the answer."

Terresa | February 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I think it's possible, yes.

Jenny | March 1, 2011 at 6:43 AM

yep....now I am understanding this stupor I am in currently.

Heidi | March 3, 2011 at 2:20 PM

And here I am trying to do what many would call impossible. But all things are possible if it is expedient. For me, that's the key word--expedient.