“One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.” ~D. H. Lawrence
How much time do we spend wishing we were someplace else? Wishing the hour were later, or earlier? Wishing we were not right here, right now?
Life is fleeting enough without rushing to get to the next desirable place or time. All we have is now, so we might as well settle in. Breathe in the moment. Breathe in the traffic jam, breathe in the bus stop, breathe in the long line. Make peace with the present moment. Can I choose a better thought than the one I am thinking right now? Can I just allow this moment to be? Can I wait for the bread crumbs and not rush ahead to where I feel overwhelmed and lost? If I jump ahead on the game board, I might miss something. I might land on a square that is less desirable than where I am right now.
Stay on the train. It’s on the right track. If you jump off and run ahead, you’ll miss it when it passes by and you’ll have a tough time getting back on track. Even through a dark tunnel, it knows where it’s going. Be patient. Wait for the light ahead to reveal itself, to reveal your next stop. Enjoy the journey, for the scenery is ever changing even when you are standing still. Other elements need their proper time to fall into place. You will be carried to meet them at just the right time, not before.
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