Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stop Waiting

"Give up waiting as a state of mind. When you catch yourself slipping into waiting...snap out of it. Come into the present moment. "(Practicing The Power of Now page 53) Eckhart Tolle

Help comes from everywhere if you recognize it.  The other morning one of my children called about Thanksgiving and in passing she mentioned that on Eckhart Tolle’s tweet that day he had said to give up waiting.  That morning I was waiting for workmen that had been absent too long and knew instantly that this was my message. Stop waiting.  Stop waiting for anything.

Waiting always has an underlay of anxiety. Will the phone ring? Will the e-mail come. Will the check come? Waiting to move into a new house. Waiting to sell a house. Waiting to give birth to a baby.  Waiting for test results. Waiting to lose weight to start living Waiting in line, etc. etc.   Waiting  - the mental state of waiting - is useless and often thwarts the thing we’re waiting for.  I’ve always believed that good news comes in moments of unawareness. Get engrossed in something else. Distract yourself. Give up the “waiting” state of mind.

No comments:

Post a Comment