Waiting Is a Gift

Waiting is a gift in disguise.

Most of us think about waiting with dread. How many times have we demanded, ‘How long is this going to take?’

What is waiting? When does it change from a pause to a wait? Pauses are nice. We get to catch our breath. As a friend of ours pointed out, music without pause is just noise.

Waiting is when we want something to happen, and it doesn’t occur when we want it to.

When you are waiting in line at the grocery store, what do you feel? Can you enjoy the moment, or are you focused on the gap and frustration?

The pause is an opportunity to get grounded, be present, and decide what you are going to do next.

We can focus on what is missing, or we can enjoy the pause. When we focus on what is missing, we get more waiting.