the living, the study, the trainings, the workshops, and therapies, (and, and, and !) all
in the name of more understanding and a level of higher consciousness, waiting seems to be the essence of the exercising
for the faith needed to live a satisfying life. Living is about growing and
evolving. Our experience is relative to our acceptance or our resistance to
growth (change). Establishing the capacity to wait faithfully (patiently) is
the goal and patience is the highest achievement.
seasons of critical mass in terms of growth and transition. I watch my
grandchildren bounding along in their growth, learning to walk and speak in
such a short time. Adolescence is another big time of transition establishing
autonomy and setting the ground for adulthood and the capacity to take full
responsibility for personal well-being. And mid life is, of course another
major time of transition, maybe the biggest one and maybe it feels like that
because I’m in it! With all the change underway there seems mostly to be a lot
of waiting to see unless you are not immersed in desperate patterns of holding to
the old and running around reacting.
simple formula to wait and see, to wait to be clear before acting or speaking,
and it’s not so easy with old impulses pressuring us to ACT NOW! Uncertainty is
the most difficult test for faith and uncertainty is the essence of the human experience. Learning to work constructively with uncertainty is a big step toward peace of mind.
Moving out of the old into the new can be
quite uncomfortable. I can only get up each day, wash my face, tie my shoe laces and set my intention to be and be more curious than decided. I am seeking to
be as quiet as I can be instead of letting my mind dominate my awareness with
its stories about how I will orchestrate what I think I need or want or don’t
want. Bottom line- I am practicing to slow down, slow down, slow down. Patience
can be the (hardest) thing. Waiting is the exercise.