It's a great little word from the Himalayas.

In Nepali, it's shorthand for "Let's see" or "We'll see".

See how it goes.

How it plays out.

It's about giving things their due time and space.

Not rushing to judgement or action.

"Herumn..."—it's the art of waiting.

Lately, I see it everywhere I look.

In public policy (masterly inactivity).

In medicine (the watch and wait approach).

In business (strategy as active waiting).

During the day (playing the waiting game).

And at night (sleeping on something).

So now what?




Speaking of—
"No word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause ... I used to play with the pause as other children play with a toy."
—Mark Twain