Waiting........why is waiting so difficult for we humans? To wait means to remain inactive or in a state of repose until something expected happens..........have you ever been in a state of repose? I don't think our society even knows what that term means!!! We live in such a fast-paced, microwave, immediate results society that we hardly have time to think let along take time to pause and be calm or quiet.
Waiting is to pause or delay, or perhaps have an interval of time in between getting what you are waiting for or not getting what you are waiting for........Hmmmmmmm, when was the last time you thought of waiting as a positive thing? A time to stay calm and allow something to happen in its own time?
Think about nature: do you think trees wait for the next season or anticipate the cold, harsh winter? Or, expect the spring to be splendid? What about a woman expecting a child - is waiting for the birth of a new life intolerable or beautiful? Hopefully you think it is beautiful!
How about the father - is he in hopeful expectation of the new arrival, too? And, those grandparents are waiting as well.........in full expectation of PURE JOY!
Waiting in traffic, waiting in the doctors office, waiting for that next job or career, waiting for someone special to come into your life, waiting for relief from financial pressure, waiting for the end of the day, the week or the month, waiting, waiting, waiting! Our lives sometimes feel as though we are waiting for an excrutiating amount of time an yet, waiting can bring the most wonderful feeling of anticipation and give us the time to adjust to a new way of thinking, living or loving.
My sister gave me an one of the funniest ways of waiting in traffic that I have ever heard or even thought about trying: Keep a bottle of bubbles in your car, so the next time you are stuck in traffic roll down your window and blow bubbles!!! Isn't that a great idea? What other ways can you think of to pass the time next time your feel frustrated by having to wait? Gather your wits about you and do something hilarious next time you have to wait for something you just wish could be here NOW!!!
Each person's perspective will determine how they wait...........try the state of repose next time you must wait for something! Calm gentle, quiet state of mind........Allow yourself to realize that all things are part of the process of learning and growing - changing and developing. Wait, enjoy and anticipate the JOY of what may be coming sooner than you think!