Why and what are we waiting for?
Back in the days, under a monarchy, there were the ladies in waiting. Waiting for the Queen to decide their every move. There to please and serve. Not quite a servant, not a noble. Just there, waiting in between. Forever in limbo.
Today Queens are more symbolic than anything, but we find other things to rule over us. Don’t we all still just wait for something?
Whether it is for the end of the day, for lunch time, for happy hour, for the weekend or for the next vacation.
But what about the time in between? Is it completely lost and worthless to us? Are we in limbo?
Such a waste. All those hours, days, weeks. Like going on a road trip and only getting out of the car at the end destionation. Missing out on all the fun that could have been on the way.
By constantly trying to look over the top of the hill we stumble on our own feet. Look around you, take it all in, that is your best way to prepare for what is coming next.
“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
Every time you find yourself longing for something that will come, try to focus on something that is now. Your breath, the way your body feels, the sounds around you, the air on your face, the taste on your tongue. Immerse into them. Remember that what you feel and hear now will soon be gone and that you are now shaping the future you are so badly waiting for.
Don’t wait. Be.
By: Morgane Oléron