I’ve had a few reminders lately. Reminders that didn’t come together and make sense until now. Just to keep going persistently. That’s it.
It seems that there are so many things I have been waiting for lately. Waiting for phone calls. Waiting for that item to sell on Kijiji. Waiting for a vaccine so I can finally see my parents. Some things are important, while other items are not so important. But I still have to wait.
How do you BE when you’re waiting for something? Do you sit in anxiety, wishing things would hurry along? Do you ignore the thing you’re waiting for and act surprised when it actually comes to pass? I was of the the anxiously awaiting camp. Wishing so hard for it to happen it would hurt sometimes.
I really don’t think either way of dealing with waiting is the best. Both have their derailments.
I’m learning that to keep going persistently is probably the best way to endure waiting. Choosing to look and focus on what is in front of me, rather than at what could be if this happened, or that.
I’ve realized that to be in the present, enjoying what is at hand is the ticket. It doesn’t mean we ignore our phone, or forget the important message we are waiting to hear. It just means we are here. We are now. I enjoyed a Monopoly game with my two youngest a couple days ago, and it was so incredibly fun to play with them. We played until almost the end, and I found I was there with them, and not off in la-la land thinking about this phone call or that text.
Anyway, I don’t want to be heavy about this at all. I just want us all to discover that there is freedom from and in waiting. That we can keep going persistently, like on purpose, through life and enjoying all the little moments we’d miss if our minds were elsewhere.