WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Saturday, July 30, 2022
‘Waiting’ is a wonderful word. It implies so many things. If we are waiting for something, then we are expecting it to happen, to come to us. We don’t have to do anything ourselves; we just have to ease up and wait, because we know it will come. If we are waiting, then, in a sense, we are relaxing, because we are totally confident that what we are waiting for will arrive. Waiting does not imply worrying and fearing. Rather, it implies being patient, because we know that what we wait for is definitely coming. Today I want to wait patiently for the power of the infinite universe to exert itself and to control my life. Of course, I don’t really have to wait for that, because it’s already happening at every moment today. What I have to do is resist the temptation to start doing things to bring happiness into my life. The happiness is already in my life, because I am an inseparable part of the peacefulness of this vast and marvelous universe. What I have to do is simply realize that, and wait to see this peacefulness effortlessly disclose itself each and every moment.
WAITING ON THE PHONE She enjoys waiting on the phone for a human being’s voice, because for her, nothing is better than waiting. She loves waiting for her breath to bring a rise to her lungs and then a comfortable fall, and she feels fortunate to wait faithfully for thoughts to flow into and through and then out of her, like an always helpful river. She waits for wonder to arrive for her, as it always does, and she delights in waiting for fear to shrivel up and float away, waving and smiling like a friend.