The older I get, the longer it takes to do things, and the more I become aware of my impatience to finish. I want results now, or at least soon. For example, I don't want to take the time to wait in a line for something when I have so many important things to be doing and seemingly less time to do them. I'm so impatient. I thought increased patience was something that came with aging, not something that became a greater struggle! Along with this is discouragement when I think about slowing down even more in future years. And, of course, that attitude slows me down more. And meanwhile the "space between" becomes longer and longer.
Perhaps the in-between spaces have their own importance. This reminds me of the philosophy to live in each moment. How do we accomplish that, accepting the space we have and patiently moving forward through it ? How do we do this when we might not know the outcome at the end?
I'm still pondering this, but so far I think I can actually feel the space given. That probably sounds weird, but I can sense it. That space is real, and it serves a purpose in our lives. Maybe it's there to allow us growth that comes with time and experience. That sounds obvious, but it is much more meaningful when sensed as real and true. I think in-between time can be accepted and embraced as an opportunity for observations, self-evaluations, healing, and learning. And that is what life is about.
While searching the scriptures on this subject I came across the following (see below) from the Doctrine and Covenants. It refers to the light of truth, or light of Christ. We can receive this light no matter what our circumstances; heeding it will lead us forward through the spaces in-between.