“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” ~Robert Collier (1885-1950)

February 4th, 2013

Life can be frustrating.  Things are happening too fast, or not fast enough.  Traffic is in my way or deadlines are in my face.  More often, it is the wanted things that seem to take their own sweet time, whereas the must-do’s come up unexpectedly or nag at me like a pesky fly, in the name of procrastination.

I tend to notice the former.  I’m more of a doer than a procrastinator.  This can be frustrating when 20% of people are chronic procrastinators, according to Joseph Ferrari, PhD. http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/04/procrastination.aspx But coming from the other end of the spectrum, getting ahead of myself and waiting for life to happen can also lead to frustration. I’ve had to learn how to wait.

I have had to learn to let things “marinate” and happen in their own time.  When I’m inspired, I want to move at the speed of Light!  But the big ol’ Universe with its natural order moves at the speed of Life.  I’ve gotten better at focusing on other fun things while waiting.  I become a happy slo-mo juggler.  To catch and throw the next ball, it must first land in my hand.  I can’t force it’s natural pace.  So, while waiting for my energy to align or for things to fall into place, I throw another fun ball in the air.  This way, I don’t get impatient and frustrated like I have in the past when I didn’t understand that it was often MY energy running the show.

When there’s a slow driver in front of me, my first reaction is: MOVE!  Why do you drive a sports car if you don’t know how to?? But, then I relax and think of other reasons this might be happening: they’re saving me from getting a speeding ticket up ahead; it’s a sign I need to slow down in life and be more in the moment; maybe they just got some devastating news.  Often when I choose other thoughts that change my energy, the problem dissipates: they turn off the road or, at least, start going the speed limit.

“Good things, or wanted things, come to those who wait.”   You just have to learn HOW to wait, how to adjust your thoughts (energy), so that the obstacles melt away.  Focus elsewhere (throw another fun ball in the air).  Think higher thoughts (while waiting for the next ball to land).


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