you ever stopped to add the minutes you spend waiting? I have not; nor
do I intend too.
The situations we must wait in are endless…a traffic light, lines at
the bank, the supermarket and on it goes. I believe the worst wait of
all is waiting for a response. "Will it be favorable?" "Will I be disappointed?"
We are after all only in control of so much! We are ONLY in control
of ourselves. We cannot begin to guess how someone else will respond
to a question posed to them.
Recently as I waited for a job response, I realized I had stopped everything
else. I was no longer in control of me. I was letting an unknown
from outside set my moves and my actions. What a waste of precious time!
When we truly realize that only we can control our moods and our actions,
then we are headed toward true enlightenment. This is an extremely difficult
thing to do as we all react to outside stimulation. BUT what if we pause
in our state of waiting and meditate on the question; would we not once
again be in control of ourselves?
What will be decided by someone else can indeed affect us, yet it should
not rule us. We are in charge of our destiny. Frustration and
the feeling of helplessness are our own doing. If we let these feelings
overpower us then we are reduced to someone who cannot see or follow
the path to enlightenment. There are so many ways we can spend waiting.
Do not let the time spent waiting go unused. Who are you? Are you
tired of waiting? Identify what you are waiting for and meditate when
you feel the waiting is stopping you from being who you really are and
what you want to accomplish.
Remember…Not all paths are clearly marked. Sometimes you will get
lost along the way.